Daniel Alexander QC

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Daniel Alexander QC is a prominent Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media and Entertainment silk who has been described as an “absolute superb advocate” and “one of the best minds in a discipline that attracts first-class minds”.

With well over two decades of experience, Daniel is a barrister at 8 New Square, Lincoln's Inn and became a Deputy High Court Judge in 2006.

He has appeared in more than 20 cases before the European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance, in both references and direct actions. He acted for the Beatles for a number of years, including in their dispute with Apple Computer over the rights to the Apple mark.

One of his main areas of current work is cases involving biotechnology. Chambers and Partners 2015 lists him as a Star Individual in the Intellectual Property category, in Band 1 for Information Technology and Band 2 for Media & Entertainment – he is said to be very much at the top of his tree and highly respected by judges.

Daniel gained a degree in Physics and Philosophy (first-class honours) from the University of Oxford in 1985, winning the Henry Wilde Prize in Philosophy, and earned a Diploma in Law in 1986. He obtained his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School as a Kennedy Scholar and was called to the Bar, both in England and New York in 1988 before taking silk in 2003.

Daniel was named in the Powerlist, which profiles Britain's 100 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage. He is a trustee of the Natural History Museum.

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The Bar and The Judiciary sections.