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Daniel Le Huray

Senior Associate

Melbourne

+61 3 8399 6107

Daniel has significant experience in defending solicitors and barristers from professional negligence claims, having worked in the area for over eight years in a boutique Melbourne law firm before joining our professional indemnity team in 2020.

Experience & Expertise

Daniel’s experience is not just limited to defending solicitors from negligence claims, but also representing solicitors who have been the subject of investigations by the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, including where Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) proceedings have been commenced.

Daniel has also acted for a variety of companies and individuals in general commercial litigation matters, including acting for a number of Registered Training Organisations.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Daniel has defended solicitors and barristers in respect of a variety of claims of breaches of retainer and breaches of duty of care. This includes, but is not limited to, claims connected with the buying and selling of property, and the provision of security by way of a mortgage or guarantee.
  • Successfully defended a firm of solicitors in a Magistrates’ Court proceeding where allegations were made in connection with a failure to properly advise in an appeal from VCAT, and matters concerning the Appeal Costs Act
  • Successfully defended a barrister in a Supreme Court proceeding where allegations were made in connection with alleged failure to warn on the consequences of termination of a contract
  • Acted for a solicitor in a VCAT proceeding commenced by the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, which was resolved by an agreed recommended penalty being accepted by VCAT
  • Acted for the owner of a Melbourne property with plans for a large scale development, in a County Court proceeding commenced against a joint venture partner for various breaches of the joint venture agreement
  • Acted for a Registered Training Organisation in a Supreme Court proceeding commenced against its former accountant, alleging negligence and breach of retainer connected with its application for funding
  • Obtained leave from the Supreme Court to commence a derivative action proceeding on behalf of a company director/shareholder who had concerns about the use of company funds by a co-director/shareholder.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2010, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), 2010, Deakin University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice