David Forbes has practised as a barrister in commercial and equity law for over 20 years. David has appeared in matters concerning contracts, leases, real property, insolvency, money claims, misleading and deceptive conduct and all other types of commercial disputes ranging from ex parte freezing orders to appeals in the Full Federal Court.

In recent years David has acted in various agricultural disputes ranging from oppression claims within agricultural co-operatives to partnership disputes to proprietary estoppel claims to family farms.

David has particular expertise with complex and document intensive cases, expert evidence and insolvency.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6777

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Ground Floor, 525 Lonsdale St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Practice Areas

Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Contractual Disputes
Property & Probate
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Banking & Finance
Common Law
Equity & Trusts
Family Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
29 Apr 1991
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
23 May 1996


B.Com. (Hons), LLM.