David Birch

Date of Admission to the Bar:

David has a BA and LLB from the University of Sydney, including being awarded a University Medal in Philosophy. He also has an LLM from the University of Cambridge and was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for English Law. David was awarded the Christopher Gee QC Memorial Prize for Advocacy and Evidence for the May 2016 Bar Practice Course.

David principally practises in commercial and public law. David has appeared led in the High Court, and has appeared led and unled in various federal and New South Wales courts and tribunals.

David is a contributor to Robson’s Annotated Corporations Law.

Prior to coming to the Bar, David practised as a solicitor in the Commercial Litigation group at Clayton Utz for 4 years and was the tipstaff for Justice J C Campbell in the NSW Court of Appeal.

David has also been a casual tutor at the University of Sydney in public law, constitutional law and equity.

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial
  • Equity
  • Corporations
  • Banking
  • Insolvency / administration
  • Competition
  • Insurance
  • Trade Practices
  • Administrative & public law
  • Constitutional law

BA (Hons I, University Medal in Philosophy) LLB (Hons I) (Syd)
LLM (Class I) (Cantab)