Admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia, Daniel is the first and only Vietnamese lawyer in the State of Queensland specialising in criminal defence. After nearly a decade of university studies he is also one of the most academically qualified criminal lawyers in Queensland, being one of only a few holding a Master of Laws degree.
In 2015 his exceptionally strong advocacy, leadership and client management skills resulted in his appointment as a Partner of Cridland & Hua Lawyers (formerly Howden, Saggers, Cridland & Hua Lawyers) at the tender age of 31 after just six years in practice.
Whilst his expertise lies in high-level drug trafficking and importation his list of experience also includes the following: - Representation of clients charged with the most trivial of offences, such as traffic infringements, right through to the most serious, such as double murder. - Appearance before the Australian Crime Commission in 'Star Chamber' style coercive hearings. - Instructed Junior and Queen's Counsel in complex matters before the District Court, Supreme Court and Queensland Court of Appeal, as well as the District Court of New South Wales.
Daniel prides himself on being highly available to his clients and he often makes significant personal sacrifices, such as regular Sunday prison visits, to ensure that his clients are well-informed and well-serviced. His outstanding professional achievements have been recognised Australia-wide by his becoming one of two finalists in the 2017 ‘Lawyers Weekly' Partner of the Year Awards in the field of criminal law, with the winner to be announced in Sydney on 28 April 2017.