Most Influential Lawyers profile: Danielle Snell

Danielle Snell is one of Australia’s star litigators who established her own dynamic litigation firm after 15 years of top and mid-tier practice. She specialises in commercial and insurance litigation and media law.

A born litigator, Danielle has acted on many high-profile cases and represents a diverse range of clients including directors, executives, shareholders, professionals, parliamentary officials, public figures, companies and associations. She is known for acting in multi-party legal proceedings, complaints, investigations and inquiries in all jurisdictions. Danielle has a high success rate of settling cases prior to trial due to her ability to navigate the expectations of various stakeholders in litigation, strategise and negotiate smart commercial outcomes.

Danielle is one of Australia’s only litigators with extensive experience acting for major Australian and international insurers that can also act against insurance companies on behalf of business and individual policy holders. She also has a special interest in professional negligence and women’s rights.

Solving conflict issues through collaboration with other lawyers is another of Danielle’s key strengths. Danielle has become the ‘go to’ litigator for conflict referral matters due to her ability to collaborate and look after other lawyers’ clients in circumstances where conflict issues arise.

Born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Danielle’s firm challenges the traditional law firm model in order to provide a transparent and authentic legal service to clients. Danielle believes that people involved in litigation should be at the centre of solutions and it’s about the journey for them during the litigation process rather than only the outcome. It is for that reason that Danielle’s firm has superior efficiency in e-litigation and offers clients a web-enabled client portal to allow them to directly connect with their litigation file 24/7.

Issues of Diversity, Inclusion & Equality in the legal sector are important to Danielle. She is a wife, mother, friend and professional who was pregnant as the time she decided to create an entrepreneurial firm that promotes a new way of servicing clients and embraces the unexpected freedoms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Danielle was recently named by Lawyerly Media as a ‘Litigation Rising Star’ in recognition of her successes in high-stakes litigation that belie her age. Danielle’s firm, Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell, is a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly inaugural awards for ‘NewLaw Firm of the Year’.

Danielle’s profile page on the Australasian Lawyer website can be found here.

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"I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case. A special thanks to Aggie whom I'm glad I chose to support me."

Personal Injury

Shane

I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case.

A special thanks to Aggie whom I’m glad I chose to support me and give me the step by step instructions on how to go about proving my case for a result in my favour.

Thanks again for all your advice.

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"Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome."

Common Law Claim

Ian

Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Having seen a couple of large Law Firms l felt let down, being quickly shown the front door. Luckily for me a friend suggested seeing Aggie Vlahos (Partner).

Having engaged Aggie Vlahos gave me the confidence to continue with the injuries l knew were caused by heavy physical and repetitive work. I am also indebted to Brendan Johnson (Barrister) for his outstanding efforts!

She explained everything in a way I could easily understand and always got back to me quickly when I had questions even outside her working hours.

Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome. However, only charged fair fees.

If someone is seeking a legal help, I highly recommend Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers.

P.S. Thanks to you so much Aggie

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"I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result."

Estate Litigation

Jan

I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. She was always available to me, no matter how big or small my concern was. She was kind, patient, easy to talk to and very understanding regarding my troubles.

The case was resolved within only 5 months, which I was grateful for. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

 

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"If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers."

Family Law Matter

Michael

Thank you to Aggie Vlahos (Partner) and the staff at Elit Law, also James Eley (Barrister). You did a marvelous job in representing me in relation to my family matter and most importantly caring about me and providing a secure environment for me to navigate a very difficult situation.

The result you achieved was nothing short of amazing. The professionalism displayed on the day by Aggie and James blew me away. With their invaluable guidance and support we achieved a extremely favourable result.

If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Elit Lawyers.

Great people, Great Service, Great Company.

 

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"The best of the best plaintiff lawyers against insurance companies. We had a very tough and complex case and Danielle and her team settled with the insurance company for an optimal outcome."

Insurance Policy Holder

Home owner

The best of the best plaintiff lawyers team against insurance companies.

We had a very tough and complex case against insurance company that we lost our home and contents.  After disappointing and frustrating process from another law firm and firing them we found Danielle Snell and her team.

They are very dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate and possess great communication skills.  We couldn’t ask for more and settled with a optimal outcome.

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"It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service."

Senior Adviser

Financial Planner

We are so glad to have you in our referral channel.

It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service.

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