David Smith
David Smith

David practises primarily in corporations/insolvency, equity and trusts and general commercial litigation.

Since joining the Bar in 2018, David has appeared in the NSW Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court of Australia, the District Court of NSW, the Local Court of NSW and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Appearances have included final hearings (including cross-examination), both led and unled.

Prior to joining the Bar, David earned a broad range of litigation experience working for 10 years as a solicitor at leading firms in Sydney, London and Hong Kong.


  • Admitted to the New South Wales Bar: 2018
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia: 2009
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in New South Wales: 2008


  • LLM (Sydney) 2010
  • LLB (Hons I) (UTS)