He has well recognised and extensive experience as a results orientated lawyer representing builders, owners, property developers, vendors, architects and surveyors in complex building disputes. Daniel provides advice to the Master Builders Association of Victoria and the Housing Industry Association.
Daniel also provides “front end” risk management advice in relation to building contracts and sale of land contracts. He has played a significant role in resolving “off the plan” litigation involving major developers and builders, including the ground breaking case of Mirvac (Docklands) Pty Ltd v Philp (2004) and Burbank v Owners Corporation (2015).
Daniel has represented parties in claims and adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act including Metro Partitions Pty Ltd v Ichor Construction (2012) and the leading Court of Appeal decision of Pearl Hill Pty Ltd v Concorp Construction Group (Vic) Pty Ltd (2011).
Daniel has frequently appeared in VCAT since its creation in 1998, mainly in the Domestic Building List, Planning List, Real Property List and Owners Corporation List including the recent leading decisions of Camelleri Ors v Oldroyd (2011), Boothey v Owners Corporation (2015), Noonan v Renaissance Assets (2013) and Mashane v Owners Corporation(2014).
Daniel conducts matters in both Federal and State jurisdictions. He appears in the Supreme, County and Magistrates Courts, Federal Court, VCAT and other jurisdictions.
Daniel’s professional memberships include the Building Dispute Practitioners Society and the Australia Society of Building Consultants. He has also presented at meetings of the Australian College of Community Association Lawyers and seminars for the Leo Cussen Institute and the Master Builder Association.