Daden Hunt
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Daden qualified as a Solicitor in September 2002. He specialises in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in disputes arising out of mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes (including derivative actions), partnership disputes, trading disputes and disputes involving fraud. Daden also advises clients on risk management and dispute avoidance.

Daden also specialises in professional negligence and in contentious trust and probate matters.

Daden’s clients come from a wide range of business sectors both nationally and internationally, including technology, defence, financial services and logistics. His client’s include a number of public companies, many private companies, including family owned businesses, as well as partnerships and charities.

Daden is experienced in acting for foreign clients and also in assisting UK clients resolve disputes in foreign jurisdictions via IAG (International Advisory Group International) contacts. IAG is a network of English speaking lawyers, accountants and tax advisors at independent practices in over 60 countries around the world.

Daden also has a wide experience of all forms of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation, and is a strong advocate of the potential benefits of ADR.

Daden is based at our Chelmsford office.

Daden was elected to the IAG Committee in May 2011 and served as Chairman between May 2015 and May 2017. He has been co-convener of the specialist litigation group since 2010. Daden remains heavily involved in IAG Global and is Head of Birketts’ International Team.

Daden is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and a board member of DanceEast, which seeks to provide the best quality dance opportunities to everyone in the East of England from world class artistic performances to teaching and training and innovative community initiatives like the Dance for Dementia programme.

Daden is recommended and named as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say “Daden Hunt had huge knowledge of the legal parameters to defend myself”. and “‘Daden Hunt and William Arran have been exceptional with advice relating to a very long-running dispute”.

In an earlier edition, clients note that “Daden Hunt and his team have been exceptional in handling our legal requirements, and certainly, stand out against other legal teams used in the past” and “Daden Hunt has been the perfect recommendation for us. We can honestly say that we have had a first-class service at all time with honest professional advice, together with an excellent backup from his team when necessary”.

In an earlier edition of Chambers Daden is recognised for his “considerable expertise in adjudication, arbitration and particularly mediation”.

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[Daden] has a formidable grasp of the issues and uses his expertise in ADR to achieve the very best results possible for his clients whether they be public companies, private companies, especially family owned companies or partnerships.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]