David began working as a solicitor for Gerard Malouf upon completion of his Master of Law and Legal Practice Degree in 2007. He has previously worked for the major commercial law firms and after identifying how profit driven these firms were, David came to Gerard Malouf with the knowledge that Gerard Malouf is a client based firm which aims at ensuring the client receives maximum benefit from their solicitor and representing firm.
David’s areas of practice include Motor Accident and Public Liability claims, however his main focus, drive and special interest is founded in Family Provisions claims and Contesting of Wills. David derives satisfaction from obtaining a result for children or family members who have unfairly been cut out of a Will as well as succeeding in claims against corporate giants and insurance companies, who try to diminish the rights of the average person.
David has an exceptional settlement record within the Family Provisions and Contesting of Wills realm, and has obtained results exceeding the expectations of our clients in both NSW and QLD. A particular matter that comes to mind is a matter where a child of a deceased was allowed to live in a house rent free for the remainder of her life, however no provision was made for her well being, and being on a pension such a provision was essential. The net value of the estate was approximately $1,200,000.00. After discussions with the estate and the other beneficiaries David was able to secure our client a 1/3 share of the net value of the estate, being approximately $400,000.00. Another notable matter that comes to mind is where 3 siblings were left out of the Will of their abusive father, whom left all funds to the RSPCA and Salvation Army. After the commencement of proceedings and lengthy settlement discussions, keeping in mind that our clients did not want to take too much money away from the charities, David was able to secure the clients $100,000.00 each from an estate that had a net worth of $800,000.00.
In his time at Gerard Malouf and Partners David has become our key Solicitor in dealing with Family Provisions and Contesting of Wills cases. “I like to ensure that those who are in need receive what they deserve, I do not like dealing with claims that are merely pursued to obtain funds from the estate. If a person is in need or disadvantaged because they have been left out of a Will, I will do everything in my power to fight for them.” This view is a key belief of Gerard Malouf and Partners, and is in line with our undertaking to fight for the disadvantaged and not to pursue frivolous claims.
David is also fluent in Italian and should you have difficulty with English, David is able to assist you in understanding the complex nature of your claim.
On a personal note, David enjoys travelling, playing poker with friends, good dinning and Football (Soccer).