Full Name: Mr Daniel P Lorbeer
Phone: 9225 7219
Phone: +61 3 9225 7219
Mobile: 0417854775
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0907
Date of Admission: 5 Dec 2008
Called to the Bar: 30 Apr 2015


Daniel Lorbeer practises in commercial law.

He accepts briefs both to appear and to do written work in disputes between businesses, insurance litigation, professional negligence, directors' and officers' duties, banking and financial services (Chapter 7) matters, personal and corporate insolvency and shareholder and partnership disputes. He works effectively both with and without a leader.

Daniel has been briefed by a range of solicitors, from sole practitioners to international law firms, and also directly by in-house corporate counsel. He has been briefed in large and complex disputes in the Commercial Court (see, for example, [2016] VSC 52, [2016] VSC 119, [2016] VSC 282) and class action litigation in the Federal Court (see [2017] FCA 947 and [2019] FCA 215).

His appearance practice has included running trials, unled, in the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts. His paperwork practice includes drafting pleadings and all other court documents and correspondence.

He is happy to accept briefs at short notice, having appeared on numerous applications for urgent interlocutory injunctive relief, and can assist with the preparation of paperwork in that context.

Daniel is approachable, responsive and turns around written work efficiently. 

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.

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 has also completed a Master of Laws degree at the University of Melbourne. A glutton for punishment, he is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Law at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association's Advanced Certification. Subjects that he has studied at a postgraduate level have included in specialist topics; Corporate Insolvency and Reconstruction, Liability Insurance Law and Financial Services Law. 

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

He is a member of the Commercial Bar Association, Banking and Financial Services Law Association and Australian Insurance Law Association.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Class Actions
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Property & Probate

Common Law

  • Negligence


From 1 May 2015, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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