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Daniel Ajak

Founder & Director
(+61) 436 377 464
Spoken Languages: English, Dinka
Daniel Ajak

Daniel graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) in 2015 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia.

He began working as a lawyer at Thomson Geer in Adelaide before going on to practise in Sydney at Salvos Legal. In 2017, after seeing regular media coverage about African youth crime in Melbourne, Daniel felt a need to relocate to Victoria and position himself as a role model for younger people within his South Sudanese community. He went on to work at a Melbourne Criminal Law Specialist firm, practising in summary and indictable crime.

Daniel has featured in the Herald Sun, the Law Institute of Victoria’s Journal & recently in the Age, sharing his journey from a refugee camp to settling in Australia and becoming an Australian legal practitioner. You can hear more by listening to his recent episode with Greens List where he was interviewed by Michael Green. The William & Lonsdale Podcast ‘Lives in the Law’ is available on our blog.

Before co-founding Ajak Wolan & Associates, Daniel worked at Victoria Legal Aid in the Summary Crime and Youth Crime team where he regularly appeared in the Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court and the Bail & Remand Court.

Daniel practises in the following areas of law:

  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Employment Law

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
  • Member of the LIV’s Criminal Law Section
  • Co-founder and steering committee member of the African-Australian Legal Network (AALN).


  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Flinders University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Flinders University, 2014


Ajak & Associates

Apr 2020 - Present


Victoria Legal Aid

2 yrs 1 mo

Cultural Diversity Consultative Committee | Lawyer

Papa Hughes Lawyers

1 yr 3 mos


Doconade Legal & Migration

6 mos


Salvos Legal

5 mos


Thomson Geer

4 mos


Crown Solicitor's Office - Commercial Section

5 mos

Law Clerk

Multilingua Pty Ltd

1 yr 9 mos

Dinka Interpreter (legal)

Solicitor-General Chambers (SA Attorney General's Department)

3 mos

Law Clerk

Camatta Lempens

3 mos

Law Clerk

Licences & Certifications

High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners

High Court of Australia

Issued Aug 2016

Barrister and Solicitor

Supreme Court of South Australia

‍Issued Sep 2015

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