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
Registered as construction contracts dispute adjudicator in the NT, and in QLD since 2012 and in WA from June 2017
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 Special 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, Queensland and WA. David acts as a legal member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal. David became appointed as an ordinary member of the NT Civil and Administrative Tribunal on 14 May 2018.
William Forster Chambers
26 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 4369
DARWIN NT 0801
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8982 4700
Fax: + 61 (0)8 8941 1541