Daniel Jones would probably be most at home running a pub in an alternate reality. Hotels of old are in his family’s DNA, with heritage linking him to several Bendigo publicans since the early 20th century, including his late grandfather, Bill, who is among the old publicans pictured on the walls of The Rifle Brigade Hotel.
Even after the briefest conversation with Daniel, it’s evident that his ability to quote an eclectic array of song lyrics, his genuine, gregarious and interested nature, and his broad life experience would make him a fitting friend to pour your drink on a hot day and engage in some banter – about anything and everything.
In this reality, Daniel is an experienced and passionate Litigator and Dispute Resolution expert. He has been practising Law for over 16 years and has deep experience in advocating, advising and negotiating, and achieving results in matters that are always in his clients’ best interest.
“Our law system is set up for victory and defeat. Often there are many better options – if a matter can be resolved at the outset using mediation, negotiation or following alternative paths – that is often the better outcome.”
After a childhood spent locally in Strathdale, Daniel moved to Melbourne at 13, where he excelled as an all-rounder in both his studies – graduating as Dux of his high school and being promoted to management in his part-time job. Studying Law and Economics was a natural choice for someone interested in human behaviour, our government’s system of rules, and society and justice.
Daniel has worked in private practice in Bendigo and Melbourne and has experience working in business, government, and the community legal and international aid sectors. As a result, he has a broad perspective on how the legal system, the economy and society operate. Daniel returned to Bendigo with his family in 2018 and has been a Senior Associate at Robertson Hyetts since December 2021.
Successfully prosecuting Derryn Hinch for contempt of court in 2013 and living and working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 12 months from 2001–2002 while participating in an Australian Government Aid Program are just some of Daniel’s career highlights. He’ll happily share his other professional and personal triumphs, anecdotes and adventures – ever the creative and persuasive storyteller, a fitting trait for a successful Litigator.