David joined RegNet in 2017 to research the regulation of the legal profession in the South Pacific.
David previously worked at the Law Council of Australia for 8 years, as a Senior Policy Lawyer and in other roles within the International Division. His work there included preparing policy briefs and submissions on international issues relevant to the Australian legal profession and coordinating the development and delivery of the Law Council’s International Strategy.
From 2008-2014, David was also the Administrator of the South Pacific Lawyers’ Association, the peak body for the legal profession in the region, before taking a position as a Lecturer with the School of Law at the University of the South Pacific, based in Fiji.
David holds an LLM from the University of Sydney and won the Law Press Asia Prize for Chinese Legal Studies No. 2. The focus of his LLM was on liberalisation of legal services markets in India and and comparative law in Indonesia, Malaysia and China.
Law and economics, International Trade, Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific