David practises in commercial law, common law and public law. He appears led and unled in trials, appeals and interlocutory matters in most courts and tribunals.
- Before coming to the Bar, he was a Senior Lawyer at ASIC working exclusively on the Storm Financial litigation – complex regulatory proceedings brought by ASIC against three major Australian banks.
- Prior to that, he was an Associate at Maurice Blackburn working principally in financial services litigation. He gained extensive superannuation and insurance experience and developed particular expertise in these areas.
- He holds degrees in Law (Hons) and Science from La Trobe University, where he was the third-highest ranked honours student.
Publications and articles
- ‘Formation of Opinions by Insurers’ (2012) 86 Australian Law Journal 379 – considers the exercise of discretionary contractual powers by insurers and the different ways that the exercise of such powers can be reviewed.
- ‘Time Cuts Both Ways’ (2007) 81(8) Law Institute Journal 44- considers a Federal Court decision on timing in disablement claims