Danae's practice areas include Disciplinary, Criminal, Administrative, Family (Parenting matters), Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Guardianship and Mental Health Law, as well as Inquests/Inquiries and Civil Law.
Danae has considerable experience appearing in a range of jurisdictions including State and Federal Courts, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission. She is on the panel for Complex Legal Matters with Legal Aid Queensland, and is on the preferred Counsel list for the Commonwealth DPP, State DPP and State Government.
She is experienced in appearing as both defence counsel and as a prosecutor, and has a specialist practice in disciplinary law, particularly with respect to professional discipline processes for police, medical professionals and lawyers. She has also been a Nationally Accredited Mediator since February 2020.
Danae was admitted as a solicitor in 2005 after completing her articled clerkship at Gilshenan & Luton Lawyers. Following this, Danae was employed at the Crime and Misconduct Commission/Crime and Corruption Commission as a senior lawyer for over 7 years.
Danae is a co-author of updates on Carter's Criminal Law of Queensland and has been a member of the Australian Bar Association's criminal law committee since 2018.
She is passionate about social justice and assisting members of the community who cannot afford legal assistance, and appears regularly in pro bono matters for Lawright, Women's Legal Service and Caxton Legal Centre.