Daniel McCaffrey

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Family Law & Commercial Law

Daniel McCaffrey

BBusCom, LL.B (Hons), Grad Dip Legal Practice, Masters of Applied Law (Family Law), LL.M (Applied Law) majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice, Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS), FDRP

Principal Solicitor

Daniel McCaffrey commenced legal practice in a boutique commercial firm in Melbourne in 2009, after a working in the banking and finance industry.

Prior to joining McDonald Legal in 2022, Daniel ran his own law firm assisting clients in family law, property law (including commercial leases, subdivisions and off-the-plan sales and purchases, and owner-builder issues), Wills and Estates (including complex probate applications and family provision claims), corporate structuring advice, and sale and purchase of businesses for about 10 years.

Daniel has a Master of Applied Law (Family Law) and a Master of Laws (majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice). He applies the knowledge and expertise from those courses with his practical experience in family law matters to endeavour to achieve cost-effective and future-focussed outcomes for his family law clients and their children.

Daniel is also an accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Scheme (NMAS) and accredited by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP).

Areas of law

Family Law

  • Division of property agreements and Orders
  • Parenting plans and Orders
  • Drafting and advising on Financial Agreements
  • Divorce applications
  • Family Violence Intervention Orders (applications and defences)
  • Family Dispute Resolution and mediation services

Wills and Estates

  • Estate planning
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Complex applications for Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Family Provision claims

Property and Commercial

  • Commercial leases
  • Buying and selling business
  • Business and corporate structuring (and risk mitigation)
  • Land and air-right subdivisions
  • Farm sales and purchases
  • Alpine conveyancing sales and purchases

Dispute resolution

  • Trade practices/Australian Consumer Law disputes
  • Intellectual Property disputes
  • Breach of Contract and Professional Negligence disputes

Qualifications and Admissions

Bachelor of Business and Commerce – Monash University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Deakin University

Master of Applied Law (Family Law) – College of Law

Master of Laws (Family Dispute Resolution Practice) – College of Law

Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia

NMAS Accredited Mediator (LIV)

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner


Law Institute of Victoria

Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators