David joined Turks as an undergraduate in 1991.
Throughout his time at Turks David has acted for secured and unsecured creditors exercising their rights in situations of distressed exposures and upon the insolvency of borrowers and debtors.
David is the current head of our Banking Practice Group and continues to act for the firm’s corporate and government lender clients on a broad range of matters that arise on both performing and non-performing facilities throughout the entire life-cycle of a loan.
Given his long experience and expertise in insolvency, David continues to conduct and supervise litigation and projects in the firm’s Commercial Practice Group particularly on instructions from liquidators, voluntary administrators and both private bankruptcy trustees and the Official Receiver.
David has also developed a deep expertise in providing compliance and regulatory advisory services for a client that manufactures, imports and supplies a highly regulated consumer product in both Australia and New Zealand.
In 2003, David was invited to join the NSW Supreme Court’s specialist Corporations List Users’ Group. This is a group of senior practitioners (both barristers and solicitors) and regulators that liaise directly with the Court’s administrative and judicial officers concerning the running of the lists and developments in the law.
In 2006, David was appointed a member of the Law Council of Australia’s specialist Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee. The Law Council's Committee consists of legal practitioners with specialised legal knowledge and experience in insolvency that provides guidance to the Law Council in its dealings with State and Federal Governments when relevant issues emerge.
Articles David has written appear in the Insolvency Law Bulletin and he has been an instructor on the post-graduate Advanced Insolvency Program run jointly by the University of Southern Queensland and the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Australia. He is frequently involved in the organisation, preparation and delivery of both internal and external seminars.