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Dan
Coombes

Dan practises predominantly in commercial litigation, insolvency, estate litigation and property disputes in family law proceedings.

He completed his law degree at Melbourne University and also holds a BA and GDLP from the ANU.  Prior to coming to the bar, Dan was a judge’s associate in the Supreme Court of Victoria. He is a Legal Officer with the Royal Australian Army Legal Corps and is on the DDCS advocacy panel. 

Dan accepts direct briefs from in house counsel and accepts briefs to appear in Ballarat, Gippsland and the North East. Dan has also appeared in proceedings in the Republic of Vanautu.    

Dan appears and advises in the following matters:

Family Law

  • Acting for third parties in family law proceedings including bankruptcy trustees and unsecured creditors.
  • Appropriate Forum contests. 
  • Property matters involving aspects of commercial, trusts and corporations law.
  • Advising bankruptcy trustees and other interested parties on likely outcomes of family law proceedings.  Applications for the removal of caveats in family proceedings. 

Estate and Property

  • TFM and trusts, including proceedings involving elder abuse
  • Summary proceedings for the recovery of property
  • Claims to set aside joint tenancy.
  • Superannuation Disputes

Commercial and Insolvency

  • Contractual disputes and claims made under the ACL.
  • Claims in equity and property including removal of caveats.
  • Debt proceedings
  • Setting aside statutory demands
  • Recovery of preferences by liquidator
  • Oppression claims under the Corporations Act.

Dan is actively involved in legal education and has taught in the Masters of Legal Practice program at the ANU and continues to teach the Legal Practice Management subject in the JD program at RMIT. 

Member of the Commercial and Family Law Bar Associations and is treasurer of the Military Bar Association.

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Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6777
Email [email protected]
FAX +61 3 9225 6355

Chambers: Room 1322
Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Commercial Law
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Civil Procedure Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Property & Probate
Superannuation
Transport Law
Criminal Law
Confiscation of Assets
Corporate / White Collar Crime
Crimes Against the Person
Domestic Violence
Drugs
Fraud
Money Laundering
Proceeds of Crime
Property
Equity & Trusts
Family Provision
Real Property
Wills & Probate
Family Law
Family Provision
Property Disputes
Government
Military Law
Property & Probate
Adverse Possession
Caveats
Commercial Tenancies
Land Acquisition
Leases
Testator's Family Maintenance
Trusts
Wills & Estates
Superannuation
Members
Regulatory Investigations
Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
Trustees
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law
Shipping

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
13 Mar 2012
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
27 Mar 2015

Qualifications

JD (Melb); BA GDLP (ANU)

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions

Committee Memberships

Military Bar Association