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Dirk Branford

Special Counsel


Dirk is an experienced senior litigation and international arbitration practitioner with experience gained in private practice and in in-house roles, internationally and in Australia.

A graduate of the University of Pretoria, South Africa with a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Law (Corporate Law).

After practising as solicitor and barrister in South Africa, Dirk relocated to Australia and has most recently spent 9 years at a major international law firm as counsel with a particular focus on disputes within the energy and resources industry.

Dirk advises on complex litigation, arbitration, contentious commercial and regulatory matters and represents clients in both state and federal courts.

Dirk joined Pragma Lawyers as Special Counsel on 1 August 2022.

Practice Areas

Mining & Resources

Building & Construction

Professional Services

Transport & Logistics

Recovery & Insolvency


Dispute Resolution

Defamation Claims

Commercial Advice

Human Rights

Pro Bono

  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Pretoria
  • Master of Laws, University of Pretoria

New South Wales 2005, Supreme Court of Western Australia 2006, High Court of Australia 2009

  • Law Society of WA
Dirk Branford