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Daniel Ajak

Experienced Lawyer with a demonstrated history of working in the government and private sector. Skilled in Advocacy, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, and Legal Document Preparation. Strong legal professional with a LLBLP & BCOM from Flinders University.

Daniel Ajak

Daniel graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) in 2015 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

He began working as a lawyer at Thomson Geer in Adelaide before going on to practise in Sydney at Salvos Legal. In 2017, after seeing regular media coverage about African youth crime in Melbourne, Daniel felt a need to relocate to Victoria and position himself as a role model for younger people within his South Sudanese community. He went on to work at a Melbourne Criminal Law Specialist firm, practising in summary and indictable crime.

Daniel has featured in the Herald Sun, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Journal & recently in the Age, sharing his journey from a refugee camp to settling in Australia and becoming an Australian legal practitioner. You can hear more by listening to his recent episode with Greens List where he was interviewed by Michael Green. The William & Lonsdale Podcast ‘Lives in the Law’ is available on our blog.

Before co-founding Ajak Wolan & Associates, Daniel worked at Victoria Legal Aid in the Summary Crime and Youth Crime team where he regularly appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and the Bail & Remand Court.

Daniel practises in the following areas of law:

  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Employment Law

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
  • Member of the LIV’s Criminal Law Section
  • Co-founder and steering committee member of the African-Australian Legal Network (AALN).

Experience

Ajak Wolan & Associates
Apr 2020 - Present
Director

Victoria Legal Aid
2 yrs 1 mo
Cultural Diversity Consultative Committee | Lawyer

Papa Hughes Lawyers
1 yr 3 mos
Lawyer

Doconade Legal & Migration
6 mos
Lawyer

Salvos Legal
5 mos
Lawyer

Thomson Geer
4 mos
Lawyer

Crown Solicitor's Office - Commercial Section
5 mos
Law Clerk

Multilingua Pty Ltd
1 yr 9 mos
Dinka Interpreter (legal)

Solicitor-General Chambers (SA Attorney General's Department)
3 mos
Law Clerk

Camatta Lempens
3 mos
Law Clerk

Education

Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Flinders University, 2015

Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Flinders University, 2014

Licenses & certifications

High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners
High Court of Australia
Issued Aug 2016

Barrister and Solicitor
Supreme Court of South Australia
Issued Sep 2015