Daniel Calder

Year of Call: 2008


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Education

University: University of Manchester
School of Law: Manchester Metropolitan University
Qualifications:
- LL.B. (Hons) First Class; 
  - M.A. International Politics (International Relations); 
  - Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (BVC)

AWARDS
Lord Denning Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
RG Lawson Senior Legal Scholarship (University of Manchester)
RW Stead Scholarship    (University of Manchester)
RG Lawson Prize for Criminal Justice (University of Manchester)


Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Northern Circuit
Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel (Level 3)
Crown Prosecution Service Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel Advocate


Daniel is an experienced trial advocate and regularly prosecutes and defends serious and complex criminal cases in the Crown Court. His practice covers serious violent and sexual offences, including murder, manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving, inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent, rape, sexual assault, armed robbery, firearms, arson, fraud and cases involving the large-scale importation, production and supply of drugs.

Daniel has a particular specialism in criminal appeals, having spent 18 months in employed practice at the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), providing legal support and advice to the Registrar of Criminal Appeals and the senior judiciary. He has worked on high-profile reported criminal conviction and sentence appeals of the utmost seriousness, up to and including murder, invoking highly technical and complex principles of appellate law. He has an insider’s knowledge and experience of the practice of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and has been assigned by the Registrar to appear on behalf of unrepresented litigants at the Court of Appeal.

Daniel regularly acts as led junior and/or disclosure junior in serious cases, including murder, high-value white collar crime and allegations of non-recent sexual offending. He co-defended in the UK’s first prosecution for Film Tax Credit fraud, a complex and high-profile conspiracy attracting international media coverage.

He is appointed as a Level 3 prosecutor on the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel and has been appointed to the Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel Rape and Serious Sexual Abuse List.

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Operation Daunt (2020), Carlisle Crown Court
Led prosecution counsel in two-handed murder trial.

R v A (2020), Preston Crown Court
Defence counsel in case of causing death by dangerous driving.

Operation Felix (2020), Manchester Crown Court
Led prosecution counsel in trial of youth accused of murder.

R v E (2020), Manchester Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in case of causing death by dangerous driving.

R v B (2020), Manchester Crown Court
Defence counsel in seven-handed case involving multiple allegations of violent robberies.

Operation Merope (2019 – 21), Preston Crown Court
Led prosecution counsel in seventeen-handed conspiracy involving allegations of fraud, arson and perverting the course of public justice.

R v S (2019), Manchester Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in trial involving allegations of encouraging the rape of a baby.

R v M (2019), Minshull Street Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in trial involving vulnerable young adults and allegations of arson with intent to endanger life.

R v Shuttleworth [2019] EWCA Crim 333; [2019] WLUK 577, Court of Appeal
Successful appeal against sentence in respect of a teenager of hitherto good character.

Operation Gamber (2018/19), Minshull Street Crown Court
Led prosecution counsel in thirteen-handed conspiracy to supply commercial quantities of class A drugs through the North-West and Midlands.

Operation Rumford (2018), Manchester Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in eight-handed conspiracy to steal trial involving the theft of hundreds of thousands of pounds from NHS Hospital car parks.

R v Khan [2018] EWCA Crim 1472; [2018] 2 Cr App R, Court of Appeal
Prosecution counsel in reported authority on the principles to apply in the consideration of Criminal Behaviour Orders.

R v I (2018) Leeds Crown Court
Defence counsel in trial concerning the alleged rape of a passenger by a taxi driver.

R v P (2018) Leicester Crown Court
Defence counsel in prosecution of a defendant of good character for an offence of section 18 inflicting grievous bodily harm involving life-changing injury.

R v Jackson [2017] EWCA Crim 1721; [2017] 10 WLUK 388, Court of Appeal
Instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals to represent appellant in appeal against sentence in respect of section 18 wounding.

R v W (2017) Manchester Crown Court
Defence counsel in case involving aggravated burglary and section 18 wounding with intent.

R v A (2017) Manchester Crown Court
Defence counsel in case involving a campaign of sexual assaults at knifepoint across Manchester city centre.

R v S & Others (Operation Skybolt) (2014) Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in trial concerning the supply of 22kg (£6.5m) of heroin between London and Manchester, reported nationally as one of Greater Manchester Police’s largest ever drugs seizures.

R v AB & Others (Operation Neutrino) (2013-14) Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in nine-handed conspiracy to produce and supply commercial quantities of cannabis across the Greater Manchester area.

R v AZ (2014) Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court
Prosecution counsel in trial concerning £1m heroin importation.

R v S & Others (2013) Southwark Crown Court
Led defence junior in the UK’s first prosecution trial for Film Tax Credit fraud, a complex and high profile conspiracy attracting international media coverage.

R v PK (2012) Manchester Crown Court
Led prosecution junior in trial of 37 historic allegations of rape and sexual abuse against six complainants.

R v B (2011) Chester Crown Court
Led defence junior in a complex, high value money laundering case involving an international prostitution ring.

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