David graduated with Honours from the University of Melbourne and commenced practice with the firm, now known as Corrs Chambers Westgarth in 1963. In 1967 he became a Partner of that firm and remained a Partner for 25 years when he retired. He was also a Partner for 7 years of the firm Dunhill Morgan & Macready.
In 1993 David set up the Chambers Practice known as the Clarence Professional Group which now comprises over 400 Solicitors, most of whom are Sole Practitioners who specialise in various areas of Law.
David has maintained a continuous practice in the following areas of Law
• Commercial Law, Commercial Leasing, Property Law, Probate & Wills and Powers of Attorney