David commenced as a barrister at Elliott Johnston Chambers in Adelaide in February 2014.

David has over 30 years of experience handling claims for personal injuries clients including some very complex matters from major medical negligence claims (brain injury and spinal injury) through to more straightforward workers compensation or motor vehicle accident matters. He managed a team of experienced civil litigation lawyers.

David is highly respected in his areas of practice and is considered one of the leading civil litigation practitioners in South Australia. He is very passionate about the practice of law and particularly that law which provides representation for members of the community who may not have otherwise had suitable assistance.

David provided legal help for some of South Australia’s largest and most active Unions, providing representation for their organisation and members.

Specialities: David specialises in:

Medical Negligence
Personal Injury Claims
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Workers Compensation
Public Liability Claims
Professional Negligence
Employment & Industrial Law
Unfair Dismissal
Catastrophic Injury Claims
Brain Injury Claims
Spinal Injury Claims
Birth Injury Claims
Asbestosis and Dust Diseases
Class Actions and Major Litigation
Chemical Exposure Claims
Union Negotiation
Industrial Law
Commissions and other Inquiries
Coronial Inquests

David has also a growing commercial law practice that encompasses trial litigation in contractual, equitable and property law related disputes.

David has now joined Old Mercury Chambers in Hobart and will regularly visiting and practising in Tasmania.

Field of Practice

  • Anti-Discrimination
  • Civil- Common Law/Personal Injury
  • Commercial
  • Industrial/Employment
  • Inquests/Inquiries
  • Workers Compensation