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Daniel ShenSmith

Daniel (also known as the BlackBelt Barrister as seen on YouTube) came to the bar after 20 years of success in business. As an entrepreneur, he built companies from the ground up to turning over millions of pounds and has hands-on experience in every area of business operations and face-to-face negotiations. He has a robust and pragmatic approach to legal advice and representation with a focus on achieving a workable solution for his clients.


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Daniel ShenSmith

Daniel serves as the Director of ShenSmith Law, through which he delivers legal services to his clients. This company facilitates the provision of his professional services. Clients trust in his comprehensive support and guidance across all stages of legal matters.

Daniel's Experience

Called in 2018


Barristers in England and Wales are regulated by the Bar Standards Board

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Company Law
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Directors' responsibilities
  • Contractual disputes
  • Commercial debt recovery
  • Retrieval of company assets from ex-directors
  • Private prosecutions for offences under the Companies Act
Contracts & Consumer Law
  • Breach of contract
  • Consumer Rights Act claims
  • Travel delay claims
  • Unfair terms in consumer contracts
Property Law
  • Residential and commercial disputes
  • Qualified in mortgage advice and practice
  • TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act) disputes
Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual property registrations and disputes
  • Trade mark applications and infringements
  • Copyright and design rights registrations and infringements
  • Domain name disputes
  • Online keyword infringements
  • Matters of software copyright and suis generis database rights
Family Law
  • Child arrangement disputes
  • Allegations of physical and emotional abuse
  • International child abduction
  • Emergency High Court applications for an order to return the child to the country of origin
  • Bar Professional Training Course
  • LLM, Intellectual Property Law
  • LLB, Intellectual Property Law
Case profile

Daniel's Testimonials

They were very kind and compassionate, helped me through a very dark and stressful time, can't thank the Barrister enough he was brilliant

James Lewis

Lay Client

Thanks again, it was nice to feel the support of a team. I knew they were a phone call away. Received critical guidance and advice. It’s a difficult area of law, I needed help with but I found Mr ShenSmith to be calm, collective, informative, professional and patient.

Alfa Begum

Lay Client

I recently needed some legal advice with setting up a small business venture and I found Daniel knowledgeable and incredibly helpful. They don’t sugarcoat it, they tell you what you need to hear. I could not have asked for better service. I would highly recommend this company to anyone seeking legal advice.

Rachel Hall

Lay Client



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