One of Melbourne's most respected legal authorities, David joined Madgwicks as a partner in January 2010. Appointed one of Her Majesty's Counsel in 1996, David has worked on some of Australia's most high profile and complex corporate and criminal cases.

Possessing renowned expertise in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, David is regularly called upon to provide comment and expert opinion across a broad range of topics including corporate governance, human rights, privacy and superannuation regulation.

David is involved in sporting, company and charity administration, and Chairman of the board of an Industry superannuation fund. David is also the former President of Alzheimer's Australia VIC and former Chairman of the Centre for Hormone Research at the Children's Hospital. In June 2013, David was appointed as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through leadership in health organisations and the provision of pro bono legal services.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

  • Corporate compliance and commercial & trade practices
  • ASIC inquiries and public examinations by liquidators
  • Corporations law and income Tax Act
  • Mediation, negotiations and administrative and disciplinary tribunals