Daniel practices in most areas of civil and commercial law, with particular focus on public law including judicial and merits review.
He has advised and represented private and government parties including judicial review applicants, asylum seekers, planning permit applicants, companies, statutory authorities, councils, NGOs, individuals and objector groups in State and Federal Courts, VCAT and other administrative bodies.
He has advised and appeared on a wide variety of matters including planning, local government prosecutions, gaming, liquor licensing, land valuation and acquisition, domestic building, general property and land law, employment, consumer law, wills and estates, migration, guardianship and mental health review proceedings, as well as in general contract and commercial disputes.
Prior to coming to the bar he was a legal researcher for the judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria and subsequently Associate to the Hon Justice Emerton, during which time her Honour was Judge-in-Charge of the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List. While at the Court Daniel gained extensive experience in court procedure and protocol, case management, complex legal research and assisting judges in all areas of law.
Before graduating from the Australian National University with Bachelors of Arts (Philosophy, Language) and Law with honours, Daniel worked as a carer for adults with disabilities and in mental health.