Danielle is an experienced junior counsel adept in commercial, regulatory, and public and administrative law matters.
In commercial matters, Danielle appears led and unled in large, high profile matters that invoke difficult questions of fact and law. Her most recent appearances in this area include appearing for major superannuation fund IOOF led by Noel Hutley SC in disqualification proceedings brought by APRA in the Federal Court. She is also briefed to appear in appeal proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to the merger of major Australian transport logistics companies Aurizon and Pacific National.
In regulatory matters, Danielle has acted both for and against regulators at the Commonwealth and State Levels. This includes regulatory prosecutions brought by the ACCC in relation to misconduct by tertiary education providers and other consumer law cases, and proceedings such as racing appeals tribunal hearings.
In public and administrative law matters, Danielle has been briefed led and unled to advise and appear in matters involving difficult questions of constitutional law and statutory construction. She has appeared led in the High Court, most recently for the Director of National Archives in the “letters to the Queen” case, and has advised and appeared in migration matters, and regulatory proceedings of all kinds invoking judicial review applications and constitutional law issues.
Prior to coming to the Bar Danielle was a solicitor at AGS and Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General (at the time Stephen Gaegler SC, and then Justin Gleeson SC).