26 Harry Chan Avenue
DARWIN NT 0800
PO Box 4369
DARWIN NT 0801
08 8982 4700
Fax: 08 8941 1541
Born 21 March 1955, Sydney, New South Wales
Year and Place of First Admission
1979, New South Wales
Admitted in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Federal Court, High Court and Northern Territory of Australia.
B.A. Sydney University 1976; L.L.B. Sydney University, 1978
Mediator’s Course ACDC 1993
Qualified Adjudicator after attending RICS course 2012.
Areas of Practice
Commercial Litigation and Mental Health.
Commercial – Security for Payments, Building Construction and other Contracts, Trade Practices Act, Loan Agreements, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Sale of Land, Tenancies, Commercial Leases, Sale of Businesses, Restraint of Trade, Joint Venture, Shareholder Agreements, Agency, Licences, Insurance Contracts, Mining Royalty, Bad Workmanship, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Partnership Dissolution, Debt Recovery;
Corporations Act – Challenging Statutory Demands, Directors Duties, Shareholder Agreements, Liquidations, other Insolvency actions.
Other Areas – Real Property, Trusts, Injunctions and other Equitable relief, Administrative Law, Fatal Injuries, Estate Disputes, Accounting Professional Negligence, Medical Negligence.
Mental Health – Part IIA Custodial and Non-custodial Review, Mental Health Review Tribunal.
David was first admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1979. He has mainly practiced as a solicitor in Sydney CBD law firms as a litigation solicitor but has also conducted Court proceedings in Victoria and Queensland. He moved to the Territory in July 2009 to work for the Darwin firm, Cridlands MB as a Senior Counsel. He joined the Independent Bar on 18 June 2012. Since moving to Darwin, in addition to conducting numerous types of proceedings David has successfully acted for respondents in large claim Constructions Contract Security of Payments adjudications and has conducted seminars in that area. He is accredited to act as an Adjudicator in construction contract adjudications in the NT and Queensland.