Mr Dan Toohey

Mr Dan Toohey

Legal Practitioner/Clinical Advisor

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary


Dan has a long career in the legal industry. From 1999, Dan was a solicitor involved in intellectual property and technology work. Subsequently Dan worked as an Adjudicator at the Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management in Queensland and determined disputes involving parties associated with strata and community titles schemes. Between 2014-2016, he worked for Ability Links NSW in the Information, Linkages, and Capacity Building sector as part of preparations for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, emphasising building the capacity of people with disability to develop natural networks of support. Dan has also worked on tenancy, commercial, home building, and social housing disputes as a member of the Consumer and Commercial Division, NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. From 2017, Dan has worked as a Solicitor and Clinical Teacher at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre/Newcastle Law School and is actively engaged in Startup Law Clinics and Pop-Up Legal Advice Clinics. Due to a background in the technology sector, Dan also has a keen interest in the development of lawtech to provide increased access to justice.


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Queensland
  • Professional Certificate in Arbitration, University of Adelaide


  • access to justice
  • commercial
  • innovation
  • lawtech
  • professional conduct
  • start-ups


  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
480408 Law, science and technology 40
480501 Access to justice 40
480505 Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession 20


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Toohey L, Moore M, Toohey D, Dart K, 'Meeting the Civil Justice Challenge: Digital Inclusion, Algorithmic Justice and Human-Centred Design', Macquarie Law Journal, 19 133-156 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.2139/ssrn.3438538
Co-authors Lisa Toohey
2010 Toohey LC, Toohey D, 'Achieving Quality Outcomes in Community Titles Disputes: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approach', Monash University Law Review, 293-316 (2010)
Co-authors Lisa Toohey

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $3,000

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20211 grants / $3,000

CHSF Working Parents Research Relief Scheme$3,000

Funding body: College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle

Funding body College of Human and Social Futures | University of Newcastle
Scheme CHSF - Working Parents Research Relief Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE

Mr Dan Toohey


Legal Practitioner/Clinical Advisor
Legal Centre
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4985 4034


Room X-526
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus