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Daniel Varney National Practice Group Leader, Business Advisory

Experience Profile

Daniel is a lawyer specialising in corporate and commercial law at Slater and Gordon in Manchester and Preston.

He now heads the business advisory team in Manchester and specialises in all aspects of corporate and corporate work; including acquisitions and disposals, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate reorganisations and share schemes.

He principally advises property developers and SME's, entrepreneurs, owner managers and investors in growth businesses in various sectors.

Daniel’s focus is providing sensible, commercial and solutions based advice, and the Legal 500 2015 describes Daniel as ‘relationship-driven, with in-depth knowledge and the ability to meet tight deadlines’.


  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate reorganisations and restructuring
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Business start-ups
  • Partnerships
  • Equity and Debt funding
  • Share Schemes
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Business Advisory

Career History

  • Since 2015 Slater and Gordon
  • 2014 to 2015 Clarke Willmott LLP
  • 2001 to 2014 Pannone LLP
  • LLB (Hons) University of Manchester