David completed an Engineering degree in the 1980s and worked for many years as a civil engineer before commencing at the Bar. He has been briefed in a wide range of building and construction cases.

David acts in, and advises on, appeals and enforcement/prosecution matters under planning, local government and environment protection legislation. He holds a Master of Environmental and Local Government Law degree and worked as a solicitor at the EPA Victoria. Many of David’s cases involve contaminated land issues, landfills, recycling or resource recovery facilities and the application and interpretation of EPA publications, policies, regulations and procedures.

Derwent & Tamar Chambers
128 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

Postal Address: GPO Box 327
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


Telephone: 03 6220 6070
Mobile: 0408 192 221
Facsimile: 03 6220 6001

Admitted to Practice: 1997 (NSW and Victoria)
Signed Bar Roll: 2009 (Victoria)
Also Admitted in: Victoria and NSW

Field of Practice

  • Environment and Planning