David has been involved in family law since the creation of the Family Court in 1975 and its commencement in 1976. He was a founding employee of the Family Court in Melbourne where he assisted in the development of the Court until he entered the legal profession. He commenced practice in 1981 and sole practice in 1982. Between 1998 and 2009 he was employed by mid tier CBD firms and he joined the team at Berry Family Law in March 2009.
David has had experience in a variety of legal arenas throughout his career but has concentrated his practice on family law for the past 20 years. David has significant expertise in all areas of family law, including children’s matters, property issues, maintenance and enforcement.
David is a member of the Family Law section of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Over the years David has been involved in various sporting pursuits, including lawn bowls, cycling, swimming, professional athletics, distance running and triathlons.
People experiencing a breakdown of their relationship have needs which require particular understanding, appreciation and assistance.
It is important that family lawyers remain impartial, objective and understanding of this, and provide expertise and assistance to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all parties, whilst ensuring the protection of children.