David Parish practices in a broad range of commercial and equity matters, mostly involving banking and finance; contracts; corporations; property (including mortgage fraud and strata disputes); employment; probate and family provisions and insolvency. With a background in insurance and government torts litigation, David also appears often both for and against insurance companies and governmental agencies. In addition to this core practice, David has a keen interest in consumer law and fraud and appears in pro bono matters related to both banking issues and criminal law.
David regularly appears unled in the Federal Court, the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court and the State tribunals.
David is known for his efficient, commercially focused advice and his ability to provide service to the client tailored to their resources and expectations. He is a contributing author to Robson’s Corporations Law and consumer law chapters of the Laws of Australia.
Before coming to the Bar, David was a solicitor at a national commercial and insurance firm in Sydney, and prior to that a legal advisor to the New Zealand government in its inquiry into sexual and medical abuse at psychiatric hospitals.