About David

David acts on behalf of insolvency practitioners and secured lenders in all aspects of corporate insolvency and security enforcement. David advises companies and directors on their duties and obligations, particularly when a company is facing insolvency. He represents clients who are the subject of civil and criminal proceedings commenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

An experienced litigation and commercial lawyer, David's clients benefit from his practical and commercial approach to asset realisation and dispute resolution. Through his association with peak industry bodies, David keeps abreast of developments in his area of practice and is often asked to address clients and insolvency professionals.

David has been appointed as the firm's next CEO, from 1 October 2020.


  • Liquidators and Special Purpose receivers

    Acting for the Liquidators and Special Purpose receivers of Banksia Securities Ltd in relation to claims brought against numerous parties in the Supreme Court of Victoria, including subsequent approval applications and proceedings in the Victorian Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia.

  • Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority

    Acting for the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority in relation to a range of regulatory and commercial matters arising in the Victorian school Sector

  • Liquidators

    Acting for the Liquidators of AGM Markets Pty Ltd in relation to the collapse of a FX trading group

  • Plantiffs

    Acting for the plaintiff in oppression proceedings concerning significant agricultural land holdings commenced in the supreme Court of NSW

  • Trustees

    Acting for the trustee of the bankrupt estate of Joseph Gutnick including investigations into the affairs and the subsequent approval of a compromise with creditors

  • "He's a no-nonsense kind of guy ... he sees the problem very quickly and is very commercial and technically very strong. He just takes it all in and turns it around."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "He is very good in understanding difficult issues and makes it easy to understand what your options are and how to get a resolution."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Well respected in the insolvency community"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Very commercial operator who understands his clients' commercial needs"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

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