Niamh Daly

BarristerCall 2018

Niamh became a member of chambers in October 2019 following successful completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of chambers specialisms, with a particular focus on both public and private children, adoption and applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

Public Children Law:

Niamh is regularly instructed in public law proceedings acting for local authorities, grandparents and parents, in cases involving chronic neglect, substance misuse as well as domestic and physical abuse.

She also has experience of representing Local Authorities in Public Interest Immunity and Disclosure hearings in the Crown Court.

Private Children Law:

Niamh has a growing private law practice representing clients in cases which involve allegations of domestic, sexual and physical abuse and cases with an international element including applications for international relocation.

Niamh has an interest in abduction and cases whereby children are retained after contact. She has recently been successful in an application for a Specific Issue Order for the summary return of a child.

Niamh has appellate experience, having successfully appealed a case management decision not to order a fact finding in a case with significant allegations of domestic abuse.

Other experience:

Prior to commencing pupillage Niamh volunteered as an Education Advocate at the Communities Empowerment Network. In this role she gained invaluable experience representing parents of children with Special Educational Needs at disciplinary and exclusion hearings.

During her time on the BPTC Niamh acted as a student advisor in immigration law at the University of Law Legal Advice Centre, representing immigration detainees in live cases pro-bono.

Member of The Honourable Society of Middle Temple

Pupillage Award, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple (2018)

1GC Speed Moot Finalist (2018)

Harmsworth Scholarship, The Honourable Society of Middle Temple (2017)

University of Liverpool Moot Semi-Finalist (2017)

Second highest dissertation mark in the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool (2017)

Certificate of Contribution to the Law School for volunteer work with the StreetLaw Project (2017)

LLB (Hons), University of Liverpool – First Class (2017)

BPTC, University of Law London – Very Competent (2018)

Master of Laws, University of Law London – Distinction (2018)

Data Controller

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is New Court Chambers, Temple, London EC4Y 9BE and my registration number is ZA510688


Data Collection

All of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by us in the course of your case and/or proceedings.  I will tell you why I need the information and how I will use it.


Lawful Basis for processing your information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations / individuals that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:

·      Consent of the data subject
·      Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
·      Compliance with a legal obligation
·      To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
·      Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
·      The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.


Examples of legitimate interests include:

  • Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
  • Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
  • Processing necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
  • Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud; and
  • Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.


My Lawful Basis is:

·      Your consent
·      To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
·      Compliance with a legal obligation


My Legitimate Interest is:

·      You are a client
·      The processing is necessary for administering justice
·      The processing is necessary in relation to legal proceedings, for obtaining legal advice, or otherwise for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights

I use your information to:

  • Provide legal advice and representation
  • Communicate with you about services, updates and events


I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.

I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:


Client data

  • Name;
  • Email;
  • Phone number;
  • Address;
  • Date of birth;
  • Location details;
  • Medical history and current medical health;
  • Criminal convictions;
  • Social work involvement;
  • Ethnic origin;
  • Religious background.


I may share your personal data with:

  • Instructing solicitors;
  • Pupil or mini pupil, under my training;
  • Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case;
  • My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services;
  • My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter;
  • Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations;
  • Any other party where I ask you and your consent to the sharing.


Transfers to third countries and international organisations

I store my case files on Microsoft Onedrive which is a cloud hosted environment based in the US.

Microsoft Onedrive relies upon a variety of legal mechanisms for its international transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States. Microsoft Onedrive is certified under the EU-US and Swiss US Privacy Shield Programs regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data and its transfer from the EU and Switzerland to the United States.

In addition to the Privacy Shield, Microsoft Onedrive also provides strong contractual guarantees around the privacy of its services and relies on the EU Model Contract Clauses to cover its international transfers of data.

I am satisfied that such transferred data is fully protected and safeguarded as required by the General Data Protection Regulation.


Retention of data

I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it.

My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:

  • There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute;
  • I am legally required to; or
  • There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to fraud prevention, protecting customers’ safety and security and any processing that is necessary in relation to legal proceedings, for obtaining legal advice, or otherwise for establishing, exercising or defending legal rights


Your Rights

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you. 

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at

I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will notify you of these by email. I will also publish the updated Notice on my website profile.