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Daniel has practised exclusively in family law since his admission as a lawyer. Daniel is nationally recognised as a leading family lawyer having won the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards in 2022.

Daniel specialises in family law litigation and is a fierce and confident litigator. He also understands when to advocate for alternate dispute resolution and has experience with collaborative practice including our “Settle by Sunday” collaborative model.

Daniel is skilled 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 also heads up the firms LGBTIQ Legal Service which is an offering tailored to LGBTIQ identifying clients. Through this service Daniel provides advice across a range of areas such as family law, family violence, surrogacy, adoption and transgender rights.

His charismatic and articulate approach to matters is well-received by clients and Daniel prides himself on being able to facilitate relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

Daniel moved across to family law after working in politics. This background has made Daniel well versed in strategic-thinking and a skilful negotiator.

Daniel is currently appointed to the ACT Young Lawyers Committee. He is also on the executive of the Canberra Region Family Law Professionals Association.

Real Person

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 can regularly be found running laps of Lake Burley Griffin

Daniel is our resident comedian and holds the title of funniest lawyer in Australia after winning the National Golden Gavel Competition.

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 LGBTIQ mentoring initiative and regularly mentors young LGBTIQ 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.

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