David has practiced as a barrister since 2006. Before that, he had been a solicitor for over 10 years at a large commercial firm and tipstaff to the Hon Justice Cohen of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
His areas of practice include commercial law, company law, insolvency, mortgages & securities, equity & trusts, land law and wills & estates. He appears in trials and appellate matters in both state and federal jurisdictions and has appeared in various commissions of inquiry.
David also has substantial experience in mediations as counsel and as the mediator. The areas of his mediation practice include contractual, business and commercial disputes, partnerships, franchises, leasing, lending and mortgage enforcement, real property, equity and trusts, and estate disputes.
David has written a textbook on limitation of actions and a casebook on constitutional law, now in its sixth edition published in 2016. He has contributed articles to various journals. Most recently he has published a series of articles in the Law Society Journal on estate litigation.
Outside his practice, David is an active surf lifesaver. He has also competed in several Ironman triathlons, and various marathons and half-marathons. That has led to his advising sports clubs and associations.