Daniel Setter

Daniel joined Chambers in April 2017 following the successful completion of his pupillage. He was supervised by Peter Clark and Nick Barraclough.

Daniel defends and prosecutes in the Crown Court, magistrates’ courts and youth courts. He prepares every case thoroughly, joining a detailed knowledge of the law with a human approach to his work. In court, he has an easy and courteous court manner, which effectively reassures his clients and persuades tribunals.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Daniel worked with both the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Essex Youth Offending Service. He therefore has a wide experience of dealing with young and vulnerable people, and is especially able at guiding them through the criminal justice system. Daniel also spent time at a civil practice and is able to advise on a wide range of matters.

Notable Cases

R v NT – Allegation of assault with a hammer. The defendant’s conviction in the magistrates’ court was overturned on appeal in the Crown Court.

R v KL – Allegations of breaching a non-molestation order in which the defendant was partially acquitted. The remaining convictions were quashed after the court was persuaded to order a retrial following irregularities in the decision making process.

R v SP – A trial for dishonestly obtaining benefits, in which the defendant was acquitted following submissions on beneficial ownership of property and resulting trusts.

R v RP – An allegation of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control. The Crown had to offer no evidence following submissions on adjournments and hearsay evidence, preventing an application for a dog destruction order. The dog was returned to its owner, even though the defendant had failed to attend her own trial.

R v JB – Allegation of assaulting a police officer. The charge was dismissed following a successful submission of no case to answer based on the officer’s powers.

Professional Memberships and Associations

Grade 1 advocate – Crown Prosecution Service

Inner Temple


Bar Professional Training Course, BPP University – Very Competent

LLM, King’s College London – Merit

LLB (Hons), King’s College London – Upper Second Class Honours

Peta Fordham Scholar – Inner Temple

Exhibition – Inner Temple