David is a senior member of Pikes & Verekers' Property and Local Government teams with over 40 years experience.
Throughout his long career, David has advised clients in respect of all aspects of the law applicable to local government and is one of the most experienced legal practitioners in the area of local government property and commercial law. He is considered an expert on roads matters and consults on roads matters to local government and government entities.
David prides himself on the ability to provide concise practical advice in a timely manner. There are few situations which David has not encountered. The benefit of that experience is passed on to David’s clients through his ability to provide quick answers to most property and commercial problems encountered by local government clients.
David has extensive experience in all aspects of property law including sales and purchases, leasing and licensing, and roads matters. He has also gained extensive experience in licensing law, commercial law and major infrastructure and development projects for local government clients, government departments and private clients.
David has regularly acted for councils and government departments in proceedings in the Land and Environment Court, Local, District and Supreme Courts and the Court of Appeal.
David has extensive experience in land acquisition matters and land valuation matters and in the conduct of proceedings in relation to valuation matters in Class 3 of the Land and Environment Court's jurisdiction.
David was a member of the Law Society of NSW Dispute Resolution Planning and Development Sub-Committee from 1998 to 2008 and also served as a member of the Specialist Accreditation Property Law Committee from 2009 to 2012.