Daniel Raso leads the Commercial and Construction Disputes team at Moores
Daniel helps his clients avoid and solve problems so that they can focus on getting on with business.
In his 12 years specialising in disputes, Daniel has acted in a range of matters across the development, infrastructure, education, social housing and government sectors, including:
- distressed projects involving (sub)contractor insolvency, non-performance and relationship breakdown;
- variation, latent condition, delay and defect claims;
- representation in negotiation, mediation, and other forms of ADR;
- Security of Payment Act claims; and
- litigation (Court and Tribunal)
Daniel’s approach is toward early intervention to address challenges before they escalate. He acts as a ‘shadow in-house counsel’ to identify potential issues when they can most easily be resolved and gives practical support in real time to help balance the playing field with the other side. He also provides project management training to help clients avoid issues in the first place.
Where heated disputes do arise, Daniel tailors solutions that address his clients' specific needs and objectives. He has a knack for identifying the underlying interests driving disputes and develops creative options to address them.
His ability to cut through complex disputes and keep a focus on strategy helps his clients avoid hurdles and delays other lawyers may call ‘part of the process’.
"A place where the interests and objectives of my clients are aligned with those of the firm’s and my own."
Before being killed-off in a tragic tractor accident, Daniel briefly (one episode) appeared on Neighbours. Thankfully, TV’s loss is his clients’ gain.