David joined Meridian Lawyers in 2016 as a Principal in the Melbourne office. David is an experienced insurance litigator and has acted for numerous insurers (local and international), government authorities, construction groups and sporting associations since 2002. In addition to defending claims, he provides policy drafting advice and pursues recoveries for a national crop insurer.
Since being promoted to partner at a global firm in 2011, David has focussed on product liability, property damage, council liability and public liability matters. He has acted in numerous high-value claims and has successfully defended (and prosecuted) several matters to verdict. David has a particular interest in industrial accident claims and regularly acts for non-employer defendants in claims by injured workers and statutory authorities. He also regularly defends manufacturers and suppliers in product liability claims and acts for a wide range of sporting bodies (including at a national level) in injury-related matters.
David’s experience also includes defending dust diseases claims, including asbestos-related claims.
David has been recognised by Best Lawyers Australia for his expertise in Personal Injury Litigation since 2019 and for Insurance Law since 2021. Doyle’s Guide also recognised David as a recommended Defendant Public & Product Liability Lawyer in 2022.
David was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002. He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Insurance Law Association.