Dr Daniela Azzopardi Bonanno was awarded her warrant to practice as an Advocate before the Courts of Malta in 2015. She completed the law course at the University of Malta in 2014, summa cum laudae, and today is a practising lawyer within Lex Group.
Daniela has a deep interest in family and child law. Her doctoral thesis, titled “Mandatory Reporting: What are the implications of making reporting child abuse mandatory?” received the Professor Attard award for best thesis in 2014 and has been incisively reported in the media. Moreover, she acted as Secretary to the Drafting Team of the Child Protection (Out-of-Home) Care Bill. Daniela provides academic training on the law relating to out-of-home care in Malta and has also acted as legal counsel to the National Foster Care Association.
Daniela was a co-founder and an executive team member of the NGO Gender Liberation, which advocates for and supports people within the transgender variant and intersex continuum and their relatives.
Daniela has recently attended training and studied the reality of parental alienation and its implications on the children involved. She is currently a legal consultant to the National Agency (Appogg) for the wellbeing of Children and heads the Family and Child law division of the firm.