David appears predominantly in property and commercial disputes. He also appears in wills and probate matters. He has appeared in trial, interlocutory and appellate proceedings in the Victorian Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal Court and New South Wales Supreme Court.
He has appeared and advised in matters involving breach of contract, sale of goods, sale of livestock, sale of business involving breach of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, mistake, duress, fraud, estoppel, and negligence including professional negligence.
He also advises and appears in relation to breach of director duties, shareholder disputes and winding up of corporations.
He has been involved in many matters involving constructive or resulting trusts. He has appeared in farm and farm related matters. He has experience in joint venture disputes particularly in the area of property development.
He has appeared in a number of Commercial Arbitration’s, is a member of the Commercial Bar Association and also speak Japanese.
Recent Cases David has been involved in include:
Marr Ltd v. Marr August 2019 Supreme Court trial before Sifris J. that settled after day 7. Case involved breach of director duties, constructive and resulting trusts over land, alleged misuse of company funds, directors loans, alleged unlawful transfer of shares, alleged overpayment of wages, and allegations of fraudulent documents.
Leared v. Lordan  VCC 364 joint venture dispute involving a development of a property, rectification of loan agreements and assessment of damages
Grace Christian Chapel v. Canaan Holdings Pty Ltd  VSC 5 Claim for additional security for costs against a foreign corporation
Kids Vision Day Care v. Secretary, Department of Education and Training  AATA 4121 Administrative Law review of Child Care Service
LCY v Ma  VSCA 383 a breach of contract dispute relying upon estoppel by convention (with JL Bourke QC)
Broughton v B&B Investments Pty Ltd  VSCA 227 a termination of contract case involving interpretation of contract.
De Oliveira v Udayaratna  VSC 123 a contract dispute involving both written and oral terms.
Hays International College Pty Ltd and Cheng v Quikfund (Australia) Pty Ltd  NSWSC 869 a contract dispute involving misleading and deceptive conduct and agency.
He also appears in the family court primarily in property disputes.
He speaks Japanese.
David is also a member of the Commercial Bar Association
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