Danny started DKL in 2011, stepping away from a career with top-tier firms to go out on her own. In the last 5 years DKL has transitioned from ‘Danny King – sole practitioner’ (i.e. Danny working from her lounge room) to a 5-strong boutique firm in Sydney CBD.
Danny worked hard to build a team in the true sense of the word – DKL is in fact just a team of (pretty clever) friends who work together in a truly collaborative and supportive way with no hidden agendas or other distracting politics getting in the way of doing great work.
Throughout high school and uni, right up to the night before starting in her first big firm role, Danny pushed plates in local restaurants and bars (when she was old enough). Having hands-on experience in the real world is something she has in common with people like Kev, Morgan and Jenn who each have over a decade of work history totally unrelated to the law. Even Laura did the hard yards working in a Newsagent in late high school and early uni. At DKL, we all appreciate that not all work involves computers and jargon, and to have credibility with workers having actually done work outside of a law firm goes a long way.
All in all, Danny loves her work and clients, loves building communities, and especially loves throwing parties to celebrate – pretty much anything.
As well as being the founder of DKL, Danny is a happy wife and proud parent to an almost 3 year old man, teaches employment law at UNSW, is a long standing member of the Law Society Employment Law Committee, volunteers on Fair Work Commission pro-bono schemes and generally is the busiest person we know – check out the detail on LinkedIn.