Daniel joined us in 2018 after working in a boutique Canberra family law firm. Having worked exclusively in family law since his admission, Daniel’s exposure to a broad range of family law issues makes him an invaluable member of our team.
Daniel specialises in complex dispute resolution between married and de facto/same-sex partners, including negotiated property settlements, parenting disputes, relocation matters, and child support matters. Further, Daniel is well-experienced in all aspects of family and domestic violence matters, across jurisdictions, and his strong advocacy in this space has allowed him to achieve positive outcomes for his clients.
Daniel is a keen advocate for alternate dispute resolution and has experience with collaborative practice, including our “Settle by Sunday” collaborative model. However, Daniel is a fierce and efficient litigator where required.
Daniel prides himself on being able to facilitate relationships with clients and colleagues alike, and his charismatic and professional approach is well-recognised across the firm.
Daniel moved across to family law after working in politics. This background has made Daniel well versed in strategic-thinking and a skillful negotiator.
Daniel grew up in Port Macquarie (NSW) and was an avid swimmer for over ten years. Although he has since hung up his goggles, he still likes to stay active and is a regular at ANU gym.
Daniel’s light-hearted nature makes him a breath of fresh air in the office, recently having been awarded the FGD Spirit Award for his positive influence to the office culture. He also won the coveted ACT Law Society Golden Gavel competition for his comedic prowess.
On the weekends he enjoys bar hopping in the city or a classic millennial Sunday brunch. He also has a soft spot for trashy pop music or reality TV when he needs to relax.
Daniel is also a member of the Out for Australia LGBT mentoring initiative and regularly mentors young LGBT professionals interested in the legal industry. He recognises the importance of creating a legal industry that reflects the diversity of the clients it advocates for and represents.