Full Name: Daniel P Lorbeer
Phone:+61 3 9225 7219
Mobile:0417 854 775
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0130
Date of Admission: 5 Dec 2008
Called to the Bar: 30 Apr 2015


Daniel Lorbeer practises in commercial law.

Daniel accepts briefs both to appear and to do written work in matters relating to contractual and other arrangements between businesses, personal and corporate insolvency and shareholder and partnership disputes. He works effectively both with and without a leader. Since coming to the bar, Daniel has been briefed on large scale, ‘document-heavy’ litigation (Burrup Fertiliser/Oswal litigation matters in the Federal Court and in the Commercial Court) and also smaller litigious matters (for example, on final hearings in the Magistrates’ Court and on applications to set aside statutory demands). Daniel can assist and appear not only at the final stages of litigation, but also at the outset of contentious matters, in developing strategy and drafting correspondence and, if need be, originating process and pleadings, and throughout litigation, with interlocutory disputes and evidence preparation. 

Daniel read with Andrew McClelland QC.

Prior to coming to the bar, Daniel practised as a solicitor and senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills in commercial litigation. Before that, he worked as a solicitor at Iles Selley Lawyers, a specialist litigation firm in Adelaide, where he practised in commercial litigation, criminal proceedings, legal disciplinary matters and administrative law matters. His practice there involved regular appearance work, including at trial (R v Beare [2011] SADC 157 - abuse of public office).

Before practising, Daniel was the associate to the Honourable John Doyle AC, then Chief Justice of South Australia.

Daniel holds degrees in law and commerce from the University of Adelaide. During his undergraduate studies, Daniel won the subject prizes for the Law of Property and Law of Crime, and was an editorial member of the Adelaide Law Review. He is currently undertaking a Master of Laws degree at the University of Melbourne, albeit slowly.

Daniel is the Editor of the Commercial Bar Association's quarterly newsletter and the Editor of the South Australian State Reports. 

Daniel has written and presented on topics including estoppel, ethical obligations and the preparation of evidence and unfair contract terms in small business contracts.

Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury

  • Professional Negligence


  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Securities and Investments



  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade


Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • South Australia
From 1 May 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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