Dan Geddes

Contact details

023 8085 7072

Dan Geddes is a stand-out performer in the team. He is calm under pressure, and really fights his client’s corner. Dan offers excellent, insightful advice and always keeps his eye on the ultimate commercial aims of his clients.

Legal 500, 2023

Dan is a Senior member of Commercial Litigation team in Southampton dealing with a wide variety of disputes. He has specialist knowledge in company law, insolvency, insurance, debt recovery and contract law.

Main areas of practice

  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial disputes
  • Insolvency


Dan’s clients include:

  • Many local businesses and private individuals on and around the South Coast
  • Insolvency practitioners from firms including RSM, Mazars, Quantuma and CVR;
  • Large international insurance companies and their policyholders;
  • A variety of banks, invoice discounters and factors, debt purchasers and motor/equipment finance companies;



Dan graduated from University of Manchester in 1999 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Dan first joined Blake Morgan (then Blake Lapthorn) in 2007.

Contact details

023 8085 7072

  • Chartered Institute of Credit Management
  • Insolvency Lawyers' Association
  • R3 (Association of Insolvency Professionals)

Significant Experience

  • Advising and representing an international insurance company in relation to a dispute with one of its policyholders worth approximately £500,000
  • Pursuing a claim on behalf of an insolvency practitioner against a former director of a business who had unlawfully removed funds from the company
  • Advising a former director and shareholder of a high profile local business in relation to an alleged breach of warranty dispute arising from a shareholder agreement
  • Advising a technology business on the recovery of a substantial debt owed to it by a cash-strapped customer
  • Representing the liquidators of various companies in relation to claims against former directors arising from alleged tax fraud and director misfeasance

Additional Expertise

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Warranty disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Advice on directors’ duties and director disqualification


"His experience and prowess make him a sought-after professional."

Top 10 Influential Southern Restructuring/Insolvency Lawyers - Business Today Lawyer Awards 2023

I’m very happy with your firm, Dan, and you especially, and I vigorously recommended you... You’re one of the few law firms that’s not just looking to part your clients from their money. Whatever legal work I’ll ever need, you’ll be my first port of call.

Private Investor, Oct 2020

Dan has provided a first-class service to us and has always exceeded our expectations in relation to the advice given and in the speed of delivery following instruction. Dan and his team are always friendly and welcoming and are never too busy to take a call and/or answer any day to day queries that arise. This makes my job so much easier and assists the business no end. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dan and his team.

Recoveries manager of a lending institution January, 2019

Dan Geddes is a stand out individual in the team. He combines an in-depth knowledge of insolvency law with a keen eye for detail and a down to earth, responsive, and pragmatic approach to resolving cases.

Legal 500, 2020

I can only express positives about my engagement with Dan Geddes at Blake Morgan. Throughout the process Dan and his team were diligent and thorough, leaving no stone unturned. Above all, their ability to communicate proactively really made me feel at ease when my case at times was a little tricky. Thanks to all involved and for securing the result we were looking for.

Director, IT/Technology company Nov, 2018

From the outset we were impressed by Dan's confident manner, immediate grasp of the facts and superb legal advice and guidance.

Finance Director of communications business, 2017

Insights by Dan


27 July - Dan Geddes

In September's Legal Landscape event series with Southampton Science Park the focus was on corporate governance. We were joined by Dan Geddes, partner and senior member of Blake Morgan's Commercial...

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