Government compliance offences
Supreme Court of New South Wales 2003
Called to the NSW Bar 2017
Danielle has practised in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary law for almost 20 years. She is regularly retained by numerous Government clients including the CDPP, ODPP, NSW Attorney General, the NSW Commissioner of Police, the Health Care Complaints Commission, ASIC, Fair Trading, the ATO, the NSW Department of Education, the NSW Minister for Mental Health, and the Commissioner for Corrective Services.
Danielle is also regularly briefed by several private firms providing specialist advocacy and advice in criminal proceedings, administrative matters, and disciplinary proceedings.
Danielle has a reputation for working strategically, collegially, and effectively with solicitors and takes pride in the relationships she has fostered with them. Danielle is known for her skilled advocacy, her knowledge of the law, her persuasive style of writing and her analytical approach to matters. Danielle will readily make herself available to provide prompt advice, holding in mind a practical and cost effective approach.
Prior to her coming to the bar in Australia, Danielle was a Crown prosecutor in Auckland, NZ and appeared in numerous jury trials, including a highly publicised murder trial. In NZ, Danielle also appeared in complex summary hearings and disciplinary proceedings across all regulatory areas including insolvency, bankruptcy, credit compliance law, corporate crime and consumer law. Danielle was involved at a senior level in the highly publicised prosecution of all banks for misleading and deceptive conduct and its related civil compensation proceedings.
As a solicitor in Australia, Danielle worked for almost four years in the legal team for Fair Trading, prosecuting, and providing advice under the various enactments the Secretary of Fair Trading administered (2014 to 2017). Danielle also worked for the ODPP (NSW), and Freehills (as it then was) in the insolvency and litigation teams.
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