Director and Solicitor

David is a Solicitor admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and has been with the firm since 2001.

David heads the litigation team at Shad Partners with enthusiasm and a detailed knowledge of the law. David takes a hands on approach to ensure each matter is prepared meticulously, both in evidence and the law. He explores all avenues and thinks laterally to achieve the best result possible for his clients.  David has acted in many matters before the Supreme Court, District Court and Local Court and has particular experience and interest in estate and real property matters.  David believes the only way to best represent your clients interests is working hard, knowing the facts and the law along with surrounding himself with people that have the skillset that compliments his own range of skills. David’s good rapport with quality barristers, and their collaboration, allow for the client’s case to be advocated in the best possible manner.

David’s areas of practice are:

  • Wills and Estates Disputes including Contesting Wills, Estate litigation and Family Provision Claims
  • Drafting Wills including testamentary trusts
  • Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Civil Litigation in Local, District and Supreme Court
  • Interlocutory applications
  • Equity Claims/Disputes in the Supreme Court including trust claims
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Winding Up proceedings
  • Enforcing Judgments
  • Costs Assessment applications
  • Real property disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • General Legal Advice
  • Superannuation Death Benefit Claims

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Diploma in Law, Legal Practitioners Admission Board, (Law Extension Committee Sydney University)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law)
  • Advanced Diploma in Conveyancing
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Solicitor member of the Law Society of New South Wales


David has acted in many cases that have been settled. Below are some recent cases David has been retained to act:

  • Yoon v Lee [2017] NSWSC 1338 – Mortgage Dispute – Supreme Court
  • Morton v Williams [2017] NSWSC 1506
  • Dasreef Developments Pty Ltd v Josiv Velkovski [2017] NSWSC 1698 [reported] – Forfeiture of Deposit – Supreme Court
  • Winding up application against OBJ’s Steakhouse Pty Ltd – Supreme Court
  • Laville v El-Ali – Sequestration Order – Federal Court of Australia
  • Youssef v Youssef – Family Provision – Supreme Court
  • Youssef v Youssef – Family Provision – Supreme Court
  • Saroukos v Saroukos – Family Provision – Supreme Court
  • Pili v Hatzi – Real Property Dispute – Supreme Court
  • Rafail v Rafail – 66G Proceedings – Supreme Court
  • Tabar v El Tabar –– Trust/Equity Dispute – Supreme Court
  • Cashflow Finance Australia Pty Limited v Elmerabhe –Interlocutory Application/Caveat – Supreme Court
  • Faytrouni v Faytrouni – Trust/Priority Interest – Supreme Court
  • Elia v Galea – Specific Performance – Supreme Court
  • Sheanoda v Offeh – Equitable Mortgage – Supreme Court