Practice area(s): Employment law services
Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): LLB (Hons)

Daniel Victory is a Senior Associate in the Employment and Industrial Law practice. He joined the firm in 2006 and was admitted to practice in 2009.

Prior to working at Maurice Blackburn, Daniel worked at the Australian Council of Trade Unions and Monash University in the Faculty of Business and Economics. He is listed by the prestigious Doyles Guide as part of the only first tier law firm for employee & trade union representation in Victoria in 2017.

Daniel advises senior executive clients in all areas of employment law including workplace bullying, employment contracts, redundancy, restraint of trade, discrimination, sexual harassment, adverse action, and unfair dismissal.

Daniel has conducted litigation and provided advice to clients in a number of jurisdictions. He has been successful in having clients reinstated to their employment after being dismissed including;

  • a nurse with 30 years of service who was dismissed for alleged misconduct, and
  • a council worker who was dismissed after his employer sent a private investigator into the workplace under cover.

Daniel also appeared as the advocate in an unfair dismissal case before a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia in which he was successful in obtaining reinstatement for two employees of Australia Post who were dismissed for breaches of their employer’s IT Policy (B, C and D v Australian Postal Corporation T/A Australia Post [2013] FWCFB 6191).

Daniel has also conducted litigation before the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia and the Court of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Queensland including representing;

Daniel also represented the Essendon Football Club in its challenge to the investigation conducted by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (Essendon Football Club v Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority [2014] FCA 1019).

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Australian Labour Law Association member
  • Australian Institute of Employment Rights member
  • SYN Board member, 2008-2010
  • Jobwatch Committee of Management, 2010-2013