Dale is a commercial chancery barrister with particular expertise in property, commercial and insolvency litigation. He has acted in reported cases in the High Court, Upper Tribunal, and Court of Appeal as sole counsel. He regularly appears in cases against senior juniors and KCs which reflects Dale’s practice and experience far exceeding someone of his call.
Dale is often praised for his attention to detail, commitment and organised approach. He takes a calm and considered view to all cases, combining his legal knowledge with a commercial approach. He is not afraid to advise clients realistically about the prospects of success and financial implications of proceeding to trial. In court, he is a robust litigator and does not shy away from pursuing a difficult argument.
Dale has undertaken advisory and drafting work for some very high-profile clients. Dale understands the need for confidentiality and the importance of avoiding litigation in such cases due to the potential reputational damage.
Dale has a background in recruitment, which involved working with numerous blue-chip companies, and as a result has a high level of commercial awareness.
Dale is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior panel. Dale is qualified to accept instructions under the Public Access Scheme. Dale is also committed to pro bono work. He is on the Advocate panel, whilst also being a supervising lawyer at BPP’s Enterprise Clinic. He has recently completed 45 hours of pro bono advice for Advocate as part of their 25 for 25 challenge.