Danny Feller SC
Date of Admission: 1974
Appointed Senior Counsel: 2003
Tel: +61 2 9233 6400
Areas of Practice
Building and construction
Commercial law and equity
Successions & Trusts
Danny has been in continuous practice at the NSW bar since his admission.
He has practised in a wide variety of fields and jurisdictions, including common law, equity and appellate work. He has appeared in the High Court, the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, the District Court, the Federal Court, the Full Court of the Family Court and in appeals in NCAT.
He is a trained mediator and is experienced in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
His practice for many years has focused more extensively in the areas of construction law, general insurance law and commercial law.
He has acted in many large scale construction disputes in the Supreme Court and in references and arbitrations. He has represented both contractors and proprietors in contractual disputes arising from the construction of commercial buildings, domestic dwellings and infrastructure. He has acted in various matters involving the Security of Payment Act and the Design and Building Practitioners Act.
His insurance practice encompasses construction and engineering insurance, public liability, product liability, professional liability and directors & officers liability. He has acted for and advised insurers on various aspects of liability and indemnity and has advised and represented the ACT Default Insurance Fund.
He has been briefed in a large number of insurance disputes arising out of engineering and construction projects and has a special interest and experience in insurance relating to construction projects.
Danny has also practised extensively in the field of commercial law and has advised and appeared in numerous matters involving contractual disputes, partnership disputes, corporate disputes, commercial leases, options, misleading or deceptive conduct and commercial fraud.
He has considerable experience in mediations involving complex disputes in the fields of construction and engineering law, commercial law and general insurance.
He has provided and chaired seminars in the fields of insurance law, construction law and practice and procedure on a regular basis. He has also provided in-house seminars in chambers and for various firms in the construction and insurance areas of practice.
He has served on the Bar Association’s Professional Conduct and Common Law Committees.