Daniel specialises in corporate and commercial disputes, class actions, and human rights litigation. He regularly acts for high worth individuals, small to medium size businesses, large corporates, and large groups of aggrieved people.
Before being called to the bar, Daniel was a senior associate at a specialist litigation firm in Sydney. He was a finalist in the dispute resolution category of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 awards in 2015 and 2016, and in the pro bono category in 2017.
Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in financial mathematics and statistics, and before becoming a lawyer he worked for a number of years in media and public policy. He has the unique combination of a mathematician’s accuracy, logic, and attention to detail, coupled with a journalist’s ability to uncover the truth, and to make a case that is compelling and easy to follow.
Daniel will accept briefs in all areas of law.
His personal website can be viewed here.
Admitted as a solicitor: 2014
Called to the bar: 2018
Areas of practice:
- Administrative law
- Banking and finance disputes
- Class actions
- Commercial disputes
- Consumer disputes
- Corporations and insolvency
- Equity, trusts and estates
- Human rights and discrimination
- Insurance litigation
- Professional disciplinary matters
- Property, construction, and development
- Strata disputes
- O’Dea & Anor v Westpac Banking Corporation  NSWSC 1078: Acting for former clients of “Ponzi scheme” operator Anthony Famularo in a class action against St George Bank (now Westpac), alleging involvement in an unregistered managed investment scheme, knowing assistance in breach of fiduciary duty, knowing receipt of trust property, and entering unjust loan contracts. Appeared unled at mediation and appeared on settlement approval application led by NJ Kidd SC.
- TW McConnell Pty Ltd as trustee for the McConnell Superannuation Fund v SurfStitch Group Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement) (No 3); Nakali Pty Ltd v SurfStitch Group Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement) (No 2)  NSWSC 1749: Appearing as junior to G Donnellan, the contradictor in relation to a settlement of a shareholder class action, successfully resisting application for settlement approval without permitting group members to opt out.
- Luke v Aveo Group Ltd (FCA Case No. VID996/2017): Acting for current and former residents of retirement villages in a class action against a publicly listed retirement village operator, alleging unconscionable conduct and misleading or deceptive conduct. Led by Dr KP Hanscombe QC.
- In the matter of Order of AHEPA NSW Inc  NSWSC 1329: Acting on behalf of members of an incorporated association in a Corporations List application seeking to set aside a new constitution and various resolutions passed at meetings of the members. Led by M Ashhurst SC and J Willis at first instance and by M Ashhurst SC on appeal.
- Sergienko v AXL Financial Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1611: Acting for a crypto currency trader in proceedings arising out of an aborted backdoor listing. Published judgment concerned security for costs application (unled). Led by S Docker in the main proceeding.
- The Owners – Strata Plan No 91157 v Yoolee Holdings Pty Ltd Limited  NSWCATAP 6: Acting for the owners corporation of a mixed-use strata scheme in a dispute regarding the proposed lodgement of a development application by the owner of several commercial and retail lots. Led by M Ashhurst SC.
- Naumburger v Berger (NSWSC Case No. 2013/327799): Acting on behalf of a member of a partnership in complex and long-running claim concerning the dissolution of the partnership. Appeared unled and successfully resisted a motion for security for costs.
- Zhao v Bonheur Holdings Pty Limited (NSWSC Case No. 2019/209069): Acting for a property developer defending a claim alleging breach of contract and proprietary estoppel. Appeared unled at return of motion for freezing orders, and successfully obtained substantially less onerous orders.
- Kuroda & Ors v Lusby & Ors (NSWSC Case No. 2017/348186): Acting for 65 investors in an alleged “Ponzi scheme” run by Tony Lusby, alleging that Macquarie Bank was liable as an accessory for Mr Lusby’s negligence and breaches of trust. Led by M Einfeld QC.