David is a commercial silk principally with interests in tax and revenue law as well as an established general Chancery practice.
David also regularly appears for parties in commercial and administrative law disputes involving issues ranging from commercial contracts to professional negligence; and company disputes to reviewing tax posture of large corporations.
David also appears in private client matters, about trusts and estates.
David has increasingly been involved in professional conduct matters, principally as a member of STEP’s disciplinary panel.
Details of the matters David has been involved in can be reviewed on his personal website.
While chambers are in Brisbane, Australia he accepts instructions to appear and acts for clients in all Australian jurisdictions.
Prior to being called to the Bar, David worked at a solicitors’ firm for 10 years in the area of tax law. David was called to the private Bar in 2000 and took silk in 2015.
David has developed a particular practice in accepting instructions for opinion briefs from accountants who are members of the major professional associations.
David has been consistently recognised in Doyle’s Guide as:
- Recommended Wills and Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – Australia 2021
- Leading Wills and Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – Queensland 2020 and 2021
- Recommend Wills and Estates Litigation Senior Counsel – Queensland 2019
- Preeminent Taxation Barrister (Senior Counsel)– Queensland 2018, 2019 and 2020