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Danielle Underwood

Senior Associate


+61 8 6317 0439 0402 475 771

Danielle was admitted to legal practice in 2014 and joined Moray & Agnew at in May 2023 as a senior associate.


Prior to her admission, Danielle was employed as the Associate to the Hon. Justice Corboy in the Supreme Court of WA, observing civil and criminal proceedings.

Following her admission, Danielle gained comprehensive experience in civil litigation and insurance having previously practiced as a government lawyer, specialising in civil litigation, for over 7 years and as Managing In-house Counsel for a self-insured private company for 2 years. She has appeared in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts, the Conciliation & Arbitration Service (WorkCover), the State Administrative Tribunal and the Coroner’s Court.

Danielle has provided litigation advice and representation in a range of contexts. She has practised in the areas of general liability, (medical) treatment liability, historical abuse claims, professional indemnity and workers compensation.

Danielle provides timely, concise and constructive advice as to prospects and liability and the implementation of appropriate strategies to achieve early and cost effective resolution of matters. She works to establish professional and courteous working relationships with all stakeholders.


Areas in which Danielle has provided advice include:

  • Liability for personal injuries
  • The impact of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (WA) on personal injury claims
  • Vicarious liability in respect of personal injury claims for historical abuse
  • Claims under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA).


Completed ‘Being our Best Leadership Development Program’ delivered by Me2Consulting – 2022

Instructing solicitor in the decision of Child and Adolescent Health Service v JK [2021] WASC 48 where in his judgment Quinlan CJ described the documents drafted as being of 'outstanding quality' – 2021

Presenter at Key Trends and Important Obligations for Government Lawyers Legalwise Seminars, 'Providing information to a Royal Commission' and  'Recent experiences in Royal Commissions'  and associated papers – 2015

University of Western Australia LexisNexis Prize in Law (Awarded for being amongst the top law honours invitees) – 2010



  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2012, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts, 2012, University of Western Australia
  • Master of Laws, 2019, University of Melbourne