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Daniel Harman

  • Year of call: 2008

Practice

Experience

Top Ranked in Legal 500 2019 - 2021:
Daniel Harman is recommended as Leading Individual in the Legal 500 for his Crime practice, ‘Recent work includes high-profile drugs conspiracies & cases of serious violence' and ‘Often instructed in drug-related or violent crime. 'An extremely able advocate who is always willing to advise both before and after hearings.'

A criminal law specialist, Daniel is routinely instructed by the defence in the most complex and serious of matters.

Daniel has a particular interest in, and experience of, defending in evidence-heavy multi-defendant conspiracies (of all kinds) as well as offences involving serious violence, drugs, kidnap, false imprisonment, dishonesty and the wide range of offences that come before the criminal courts.

Daniel appears in Crown Courts across the country and accepts instructions from all geographical areas. Please see generally the ‘Reported Cases' section.

Instructing solicitor testimonials:

"I have instructed Mr Harman in many serious cases, including complex matters relating to drugs importation and I have found him to be meticulous in his preparation. He makes the client feel at ease during conference (often during what is a very difficult time for them). He is professional and courteous throughout. I have no hesitation whatever in commending him as a reliable and considerate counsel."
Mr Charnley, criminal defence solicitor.

"An excellent barrister. Superb in terms of both his preparation and phenomenal on his feet. He works very hard and is very tenacious."
Mr Minhas, criminal defence solicitor.

"An exceptional choice of advocate, skilled both in the court room
and in conference. A refreshing combination of client care,
diligence and ability. A safe pair of hands."
Mr Anderson, criminal defence solicitor.

Below are a necessarily limited number examples of current and recent work in which Mr Harman is and has been instructed. In addition to his extensive practice dealing with conspiracies, he is regularly instructed in single-defendant cases which involve a wide range of allegations across the spectrum of the criminal law.

Operation Encircle: Chester Crown Court. Defending the lead defendant in a 9 defendant county lines drugs conspiracy.

Operation Venetic: Chester Crown Court. Defending in a 19 defendant EncroChat drugs conspiracy.

Operation Enigma: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 40+ defendant Class A drugs conspiracy.

Operation Gladberry: Bradford Crown Court. Defending in an EncroChat drugs and firearms conspiracy.

Operation Homestead: Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court. Defending in a 15 defendant Class A drugs conspiracy.

Operation Volga/Sark: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 14 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across East Lancashire.

Operation Ullswater: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 20 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on the Fylde Coast by a Huddersfield-based OCG.

Operation Mallard: Preston Crown Court. Defending the lead defendant in a 14 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on the Fylde Coast by a Manchester-based OCG.

Operation Cactus: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 11 defendant conspiracy to commit fraud over a 12 year period involving the DWP.

Operation Kuwait: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to steal and handle several hundred thousands of pounds worth of stolen vehicles and parts over a period of several years.

Operation Logger: Burnley Crown Court. Defending in alleged human trafficking and exploitation.

Operation Speedway: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a 19 defendant conspiracy to rob involving multiple cash in transit robberies and money laundering.

Operation Starlight: Liverpool Crown Court. Defending in a 27 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across the country between ‘high-end' drug dealers.

Operation Nelson: Liverpool Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to supply cannabis.

Operation Classman: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a 10 defendant conspiracy to import cocaine and heroin into the UK from continental Europe.

Operation Kaleidoscope: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on the Fylde Coast by a Liverpool-based OCG.

Operation Duroy: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Operation Aboma: Liverpool Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to evade import duty totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds relating to foreign cigarettes.

Operation Dubrava: Derby Crown Court. Defending in an alleged human trafficking and modern day slavery conspiracy.

R v DF and others: Sheffield Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to commit fraud involving tens of thousands of pounds worth of vehicles.

R v RW and others: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to commit s18 GBH involving multiple stabbings.

R v AD: Preston Crown Court. Defending in allegations of four rapes against two complainants both over and under 18 years of age.

R v RM and another: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a case alleging coercive and controlling behaviour under the Serious Crime Act 2015 akin to false imprisonment and assault over several months.

R v BS and another: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in an alleged s18 stabbing involving a member of the Sikh community and his Kirpan.

R v JH and others: Preston Crown Court. Defending in an alleged s18 and violent disorder.

R v JO: Barrow Crown Court. Defending in an alleged knifepoint robbery in the home.

R v MR and others: Preston Crown Court. Defending in an armed robbery of a commercial premises.

R v JH & another: Preston Crown Court. Defending in an alleged kidnap, robbery and ABH.

R v SL: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a sexual assault involving a defence of insanity.

R v DR: Preston Youth Court. Defending in an alleged sexual assault of a four year old child.

R v M: Preston Crown Court. Defending in alleged historic sexual abuse.

R v DG: Preston Crown Court. Defending in alleged multiple serious breaches of restraining order and witness intimidation.

R v DR: Preston Crown Court. Defending in alleged threats to kill involving a weapon.

R v DR: Lincoln Crown Court. Defending in alleged threats to kill involving a weapon.

R v A: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a bomb hoax case.

R v LW: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a prolonged incident of fraud/theft from a vulnerable victim in a care home by her carer.

Reported Cases

Below are a necessarily limited number examples of current and recent work in which Mr Harman is and has been instructed. In addition to his extensive practice dealing with conspiracies, he is regularly instructed in single-defendant cases which involve a wide range of allegations across the spectrum of the criminal law.

Operation Encircle: Chester Crown Court. Defending the lead defendant in a 9 defendant county lines drugs conspiracy.

Operation Venetic: Chester Crown Court. Defending in a 19 defendant EncroChat drugs conspiracy.

Operation Enigma: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 40+ defendant Class A drugs conspiracy.

Operation Gladberry: Bradford Crown Court. Defending in an EncroChat drugs and firearms conspiracy.

Operation Homestead: Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court. Defending in a 15 defendant Class A drugs conspiracy.

Operation Volga/Sark: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 14 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across East Lancashire.

Operation Ullswater: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 20 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on the Fylde Coast by a Huddersfield-based OCG.

Operation Mallard: Preston Crown Court. Defending the lead defendant in a 14 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on the Fylde Coast by a Manchester-based OCG.

Operation Cactus: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a 11 defendant conspiracy to commit fraud over a 12 year period involving the DWP.

Operation Kuwait: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to steal and handle several hundred thousands of pounds worth of stolen vehicles and parts over a period of several years.

Operation Logger: Burnley Crown Court. Defending in alleged human trafficking and exploitation.

Operation Speedway: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a 19 defendant conspiracy to rob involving multiple cash in transit robberies and money laundering.

Operation Starlight: Liverpool Crown Court. Defending in a 27 defendant conspiracy to supply Class A drugs across the country between ‘high-end' drug dealers.

Operation Nelson: Liverpool Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to supply cannabis.

Operation Classman: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a 10 defendant conspiracy to import cocaine and heroin into the UK from continental Europe.

Operation Kaleidoscope: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs on the Fylde Coast by a Liverpool-based OCG.

Operation Duroy: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

Operation Aboma: Liverpool Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to evade import duty totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds relating to foreign cigarettes.

Operation Dubrava: Derby Crown Court. Defending in an alleged human trafficking and modern day slavery conspiracy.

R v DF and others: Sheffield Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to commit fraud involving tens of thousands of pounds worth of vehicles.

R v RW and others: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a conspiracy to commit s18 GBH involving multiple stabbings.

R v AD: Preston Crown Court. Defending in allegations of four rapes against two complainants both over and under 18 years of age.

R v RM and another: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in a case alleging coercive and controlling behaviour under the Serious Crime Act 2015 akin to false imprisonment and assault over several months.

R v BS and another: Manchester Crown Court. Defending in an alleged s18 stabbing involving a member of the Sikh community and his Kirpan.

R v JH and others: Preston Crown Court. Defending in an alleged s18 and violent disorder.

R v JO: Barrow Crown Court. Defending in an alleged knifepoint robbery in the home.

R v MR and others: Preston Crown Court. Defending in an armed robbery of a commercial premises.

R v JH & another: Preston Crown Court. Defending in an alleged kidnap, robbery and ABH.

R v SL: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a sexual assault involving a defence of insanity.

R v DR: Preston Youth Court. Defending in an alleged sexual assault of a four year old child.

R v M: Preston Crown Court. Defending in alleged historic sexual abuse.

R v DG: Preston Crown Court. Defending in alleged multiple serious breaches of restraining order and witness intimidation.

R v DR: Preston Crown Court. Defending in alleged threats to kill involving a weapon.

R v DR: Lincoln Crown Court. Defending in alleged threats to kill involving a weapon.

R v A: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a bomb hoax case.

R v LW: Preston Crown Court. Defending in a prolonged incident of fraud/theft from a vulnerable victim in a care home by her carer.

Professional Memberships & Publications

  • Member of The Inner Temple
  • Member of the Northern Circuit