Admitted as a Solicitor: 2008
Admitted to the Bar: 2013 (NSW)
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Daniel was called to the Bar in 2013.
He was awarded the Con Varnavas Award for the highest aggregate score in the June 2013 NSW Bar Examinations.
Daniel has a general commercial dispute practice (including real property, equity and contract disputes) but he specialises in corporations law and corporate insolvency. He appears regularly, both unled and led, in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Federal Court.
Daniel has represented some of Australia’s largest companies, including Commonwealth Bank of Australia, AMP and Boral, and his clients also include insolvency practitioners and company directors and officers. He was briefed as counsel in the external administration of the Virgin Airlines Group of Companies and the external administration of McWilliam’s Wines.
Prior to becoming a barrister, Daniel was employed for 5 years as a litigation solicitor at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). He also practiced criminal law in 2011-2012 as a solicitor at the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre, a pro bono legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people.
Daniel has also been a lecturer in law at the University of New South Wales.
In his spare time, he plays squash, bridge and closely follows American Politics.