Mr  Daniel Matas

Mr Daniel Matas

Legal Practitioner

Newcastle Law School (Law)

Career Summary


Daniel Matas is a graduate of The University of Newcastle Law School. In 2003 he joined Braye Cragg Solicitors and in June 2007, he was appointed an Associate of the firm. Daniel has appeared in all of Newcastle's Civil and Criminal Courts and Tribunals and has had extensive experience in many areas of law including commercial practice and litigation. He currently lectures in the Diploma of Legal Practice Program and also works as a solicitor in the University of Newcastle Legal Centre.

Research Expertise
Areas of law, including crime, commercial practice and litigation.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle


  • Commercial Practice
  • Law
  • Litigation
  • crime

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Connor T, Ries N, Ross N, Sobel-Read KB, Matas D, 'BECOMING GLOBAL CITIZENS AND GLOBAL LAWYERS: INCORPORATING INTERNATIONAL WORK AND STUDY EXPERIENCES INTO THE AUSTRALIAN LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM', Clinical Law Review: a journal of lawyering and legal education, 25 63-94 (2018) [C1]
Co-authors Kevin Sobel-Read, Tim Connor, Nicola Ross, Nola Ries

Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Anderson J, Williams H, Matas D, 'Attempting to restore a right to hope of release: The Phuong Ngo Case', Attempting to Restore a Right to Hope of Release: The Phuong Ngo Case, Online (2021)
Co-authors John Anderson

Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Anderson J, Matas D, 'Homicide', (2020)
Co-authors John Anderson


Mr Daniel Matas: Bringing students the buzz that comes from real life practice

November 10, 2020

Daniel Matas has been awarded the University of Newcastle Work Integrated Learning Staff Member of the Year for his proactive approach in initiating programs.

Mr Daniel Matas


Legal Practitioner
University of Newcastle Legal Centre
Newcastle Law School
College of Human and Social Futures

Casual Academic
University of Newcastle Legal Centre
Newcastle Business School
College of Human and Social Futures

Focus area


Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 8690
Fax (02) 4921 8866


Room X-526
Building NeW Space
Location City Campus