Daniel Clough

QUALIFICATIONS  BEc(Hons) LLB(Mon) LLM(Hons)(Melb) LLM(Kent Scholar)(Columbia)
ADMITTED  1994    BAR  2004

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 6781
MOBILE  0400 022 987

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Daniel Clough, BEc(Hons) LLB(Mon) LLM(Hons)(Melb) LLM(Kent Scholar)(Columbia)


  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Constitutional
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Insurance
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • Mediators (Accredited)
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Rent
  • Securities
  • Taxation Law
  • Trade Practices




Daniel regularly appears in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court, County Court of Victoria, the Courts of Appeal, and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

His particular areas of expertise are in competition and consumer law, property and proprietary estoppel, trusts, commercial contracts, restraints of trade, directors’ duties and partnerships. He is included in Australia's Best Lawyers for Competition Law (2018 to 2024), Commercial Law (2020 to 2024) and Litigation (2024).

He also actively practises in a wide range of other commercial matters, including corporations, insolvency, telecommunications, professional negligence and corporate governance, administrative law and local government. He is a qualified mediator.

Prior to signing the Bar Roll in 2004, Daniel was a Senior Associate in the Competition Group of Allens Linklaters in Melbourne and a director in the Telecommunications Group of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. He was Associate to the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Gerard Brennan.

Daniel is the author of Competition Law - The Laws of Australia (2014 Thomson Reuters). He is currently author and editor of Competition Law (Laws of Australia) and was previously author and editor of Restraints of Trade (Laws of Australia). He has published several refereed articles in the areas of competition law, international trade law, law and economics, consumer protection and unconscionability.

He has Honours in Economics at Monash University, Master of Laws with first class honours at the University of Melbourne, and Master of Laws (Kent Scholar) at Columbia University Law School, New York. He was an Assistant Lecturer in Economics at Monash University. At the Law School of the University of Melbourne, he co-lectured Economics for Competition Lawyers in the Masters program and lectured Legal Theory in the Juris Doctor program.

Daniel was the Chair of the Competition and Consumer Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria from 2019 to 2022. He is the Principal Examiner for Specialist Accreditation for Commercial Litigation for the Law Institute of Victoria. He is also a member of the Competition and Consumer Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a member of the Ethics Committee of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

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