Danielle McAleese


Danielle McAleese


Danielle joined McDonald Legal in 2020 as a Paralegal and Conveyancing Assistant. For two years, Danielle worked closely with our solicitors and conveyancers, gaining extensive experience in various areas of law. During her time as a Conveyancing Assistant, Danielle supported our Conveyancers with residential and commercial transactions acting for both purchasers and vendors. As a paralegal, Danielle assisted our solicitors with civil and commercial litigation matters, property law, wills and estate planning, family law.

Danielle graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law in 2022. Shortly after, Danielle was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as a solicitor.

In the litigation and dispute resolution sphere, Danielle regularly appears for clients in all jurisdictions, including the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria and Supreme Court of Victoria, both as advocate and instructing solicitor. Danielle also advises and assists her clients in a range of commercial matters.

Danielle is committed to building relationships with her clients and working with them to achieve their desired outcome. Through her time at the firm, Danielle has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable as she progresses through her legal career.

Areas of law & expertise:

Family Law: 
  • Property Matters
  • Children Matters
  • Personal IVO
  • Divorce and Separation Matters
Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Debt recovery proceedings across all jurisdictions
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Insolvency litigation including Winding up Proceedings and Bankruptcy Applications
  • Employment disputes
  • Disputes over goods and services
Property Law
  • Preparation and review of Lease Agreements for both residential and commercial premises
  • Residential tenancy disputes
  • Boundary encroachments and fencing disputes
  • Unreasonable flow of water
  • Owners Corporations matters
  • Caveats
  • Disputes over co-owned land
Commercial Law
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions and Supply Agreements
  • Loan Agreements
Estate Planning and Estate Disputes
  • Drafting of Wills, Power of Attorneys, Medical Decision Makers, Advanced Care Directives
  • Applications for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration in the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Family Provision Claims under the Administration and Probate Act 1958


  • Bachelors of Laws (Honours) – Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law
  • Certificate of Legal Tech and Business Skills – College of Law
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia


  • Law Institute of Victoria

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