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.