Date of admission to the Bar
Areas of practice
Daniel has a broad commercial and public law practice, including the following areas of law:
• Public law – including constitutional law, administrative law, and government liability
• International law – including private international law, conflict of laws, public international law, and other cross-border issues
• Admiralty and maritime law – with an interest in maritime liens, ship arrests, collisions, and charterparty disputes
• Commercial law – including equity & trusts, corporate & securities law, insolvency & bankruptcy, trade practices & competition law, insurance, property, and other areas of commercial law
Daniel regularly appears both led and unled, and has appeared in the High Court, in intermediate appellate courts and at the trial level in various jurisdictions.
Daniel was Associate to the Hon Justice Patrick Keane of the High Court of Australia in 2017, and was Tipstaff to the Hon Justice Robert McDougall of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2015. Before coming to the Bar, Daniel also worked as a solicitor in the litigation group at Herbert Smith Freehills, with a focus on commercial litigation.
Daniel is the author of three books on Australian law, and has published over 20 articles in legal journals, including in the areas of constitutional law, administrative law, contract, equity, corporations, and private international law. His publications have been cited in several courts, including the High Court of Australia.
Daniel has taught public law at the Australian National University and is a Fellow of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. He has received several academic prizes, including the Sir Rupert Hamer Prize for Current Issues in Administrative Law in 2019, the Dwight Prize for Constitutional Rights and Freedoms in 2020, and the Cheryl Saunders Prize for Excellence in Constitutional Law Scholarship in 2020.
Daniel has been a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports since 2020.
BInst LLB (Hons) (UNSW) LLM (Melb)