Hayley Daniel

ADMITTED  2017    BAR  2023

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 7509
MOBILE  0448 664 712

Hayley  Daniel, LLB, BBiomedSc


  • Administrative Law
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injuries
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sports Law




Hayley has a broad practice in insurance, administrative and common law matters, with a specialty and significant experience in health and medical law.

Before coming to the Bar, Hayley spent more than a decade working for and with insurers across a range of areas, including aviation, maritime, life and disability insurance, public liability and professional indemnity. She has an extensive and intimate knowledge as to the workings of insurers and the unique challenges insurance litigation entails. She regularly provided advice as to indemnity, coverage and policy interpretation.

Most recently, Hayley was a Senior Associate at Australia’s largest medical defence organisation. She had carriage of a vast range of matters, acting on behalf of doctors and health practitioners across civil claims, regulatory investigations, coronial inquests and commercial disputes. Through this work, she developed a subspeciality in plastic & reconstructive surgery matters, bariatric claims and the regulation of cosmetic medicine.

Hayley regularly presents at medical Colleges and Societies to discuss the evolving health landscape.

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Monash University. Her biomedical science qualifications give her an advantage and insight into medical issues and otherwise has assisted her in honing a highly forensic, worldly approach to all her matters.

In addition to her background in insurance litigation, Hayley has a particular interest in sports law, healthcare regulation and bioethics.

Hayley is reading with Ben Jellis and her Senior Mentor is Dr Michael Rush KC.

Her recent cases include:

  • responding to the application for Special Leave on behalf of Citywide Service Solutions in the matter of Rosata v Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd & Anor (led by Philip Solomon KC and Ben Jellis);
  • appearing for the successful Australia Pacific Airports (Melbourne) Pty Limited in the County Court jury trial of Petrovski v ISS Security Pty Ltd & Anor (led by Roslyn Kaye KC);
  • appearing for the successful Mr Wilks in Wilks v Psychology Board of Australia [2024] VSC 002 (led by Matthew Hooper);
  • appearing for Dr Marsh in Marsh v Medical Board of Australia (Review and Regulation) [2023] VCAT 1320 (led by Paul Hayes KC).

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.