Daniel has over 35 years experience in the criminal law. He commenced practice as a solicitor in the firm Seton, Williams & Smyth in Melbourne, Australia in 1972. Daniel came to Hong Kong in 1975 and served in the Attorney General’s Chambers (now known as the Department of Justice) for 15 years, initially as Crown Counsel and rising to Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions (Ag.), Head of Commercial Crime Unit, prior to leaving the Attorney General’s Chambers in 1990. Daniel then began private practice as a criminal practitioner in 1991 and was called to the Inner Bar in 1998. He has been involved in many major criminal trials and appeals both with the Attorney General’s Chambers and in private practice.