Our Team

Our Team

Daniel Wakim

Law Principal | Special Counsel

Daniel Wakim is a criminal defence lawyer with heart. He is a strong believer in human rights and dignity for the individual, he had been described by clients and foes alike as fearsome advocate.

Daniel admitted as a lawyer in 2012 before the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. In 2018, he admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor before the High Court of New Zealand.

Daniel is currently Special Counsel to many law firms and has successfully assisted his corporate clients establish the own criminal law divisions and practices. Daniel has worked with and consulted various government agencies and corporate entities with respect to criminal matters of the highest degree of sensitivity and seriousness both nationally and abroad.

Living by his legal oath of honour and integrity, Daniel is trusted and provides his clients with the calming sense of security and safety throughout the course of their criminal litigation.

“My no.1 priority is to hold prosecuting authorities accountable, protect my clients, provide exceptional advice and keep clients confident and safe while I do the job and deliver results.”

Daniel has legally represented several high-profile criminal cases across Australia’s highest jurisdictions including, the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court in multiple states. He has appeared before court and successfully defended clients in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania. His practice also extends internationally having appeared in the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

His experience as a Principal Defence Lawyer and Special Counsel have given him strategic and tactical skills to advise across multiple areas of law and complex legal matters. Daniel has trained and mentored many lawyers as Special Counsel and guided them through to become extremely competent practitioners and experts.

Daniel has appeared before and legally consulted upon unique and highly sensitive areas of criminal law, including the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Royal Commission, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, New South Wales Crime Commission and various international intelligence agencies.

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Matt Cross

Business Development Manager

Matt Cross proudly boasts 30 years of business-to-business experience across a diverse multitude of industries including, government agencies, law firms, accountancy practices, finance, and private clients.  

Matt takes pride in the products or services he promotes and only backs projects he believes in and would use. He is extremely particular and knowledgeable and loves to know how it all works. His information and intel gathering ability and competency is second to none, “It’s all about the answers and solutions to problems that were helping people overcome”.

Matt has excelled in developing trusted multicultural partnerships. Dealing with a unique range of clients, his ability to listen, deliver, built trust and loyalty all adding to and strengthening his reputational goodwill as being one of the most successful relationship managers in the market.

Matt is extremely well trained to share and promote our expert Criminal Law services at Cullen Knox.

KPT Legal

Specialist Criminal Defence Law Firm

KPT Legal is our collaborative Specialist Criminal Defence Law Firm, they have extremely experienced Specialist and Expert Criminal Defence Lawyers capable of providing accurate efficient and quick advice for all criminal law matters.

Together we strategically manage criminal litigations and complex legal matters ensuring clients their best possible outcomes are realised.