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David Eardley

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David is an experienced advocate and has an extensive practice including commercial equity, bankruptcy, corporate liquidation, intellectual property, and family law. In his time at the Bar David has appeared in a number of jurisdictions both in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. In New South Wales David has appeared in the Court of Appeal, , Court of Appeal, Supreme Court District Court, the Local Court and NCAT. David has appeared in the District Court of South Australia, the Magistrates Court of South Australia, and the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory. At a Federal Level David has appeared in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in both family law matters and bankruptcy as well as appearing in the Federal Court in intellectual property, bankruptcy and liquidation matters, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, both in New South Wales and Interstate.


Prior to coming to the bar David worked for a number of leading financial services providers including Royal Bank of Scotland plc, NM Rothschild & Sons, Insurance Australia Group, and Westpac Banking Corporation.


Recent Cases:

  • Ling v Beyond Development Group Pty Ltd [2022] NSWSC 685
  • Goo v Kim [2021] FedCFamC2G 108
  • In the matter of Hoju Jobs Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] NSWSC 407
  • In the matter of Hoju Jobs Pty Ltd [2021] NSWSC 302
  • In the matters of Earth Civil Australia Pty Ltd, RCG CBD Pty Ltd, Bluemine Pty Ltd, Diamond wish Pty Ltd and Rackforce Pty Ltd (all in Liquidations) [2021] NSWSC 966
  • Bowden v Bowden [2020] SCNSW 1863
  • Big Sur Holdings Pty Limited t/as Big Sur Holdings v Poole [2020] NSWSC 1671
  • Michael Kuehn & Jennifer Kuehn v Masterton Homes (NSW) Pty Ltd t/as Masterton Homes (NSW) Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1049
  • RHG Mortgage Corporation v Summerfield [2019] NSWCA 44.
  • Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Boss Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd (No.2) [2019] NSWCA 43
  • Re Estate Di Meglio; Di Meglio v Carle [2018] NSWSC 1690
  • Chief Commissioner of State Revenue v Boss Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd [2018] NSWCA 270.
  • RHG Mortgage Corporation Ltd v Summerfield (No.2) [2018] NSWSC 1550
  • Armidale Local Aboriginal Lands Council v Moran [2018] NSWSC 1133
  • In the matter of JF Essential Power Pty Limited [2018] NSWSC 435
  • Condon v Vanessa Two Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 947
  • Condon v Vanessa Two Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 1153.
  • Sparway Pty Ltd v Lakkis [2017] NSWSC 1465
  • Chaudhary v Chaudhary [2017] NSWCA 222
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, in the matter of ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (in liq) v ACN 154 520 199 Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2017] FCA 755
  • Young v Thomson (Trustee), in the matter of Young (Bankrupt) (No 4) [2017] FCA 175
  • Reliance Financial Services Pty Ltd v Leroy (Trustee) [2016] FCA 1380
  • Chaudhary v Chaudhary [2016] NSWSC 1423
  • Spencer v Crawford Giles & Associates (in its capacity as Trustee for the Crawford Giles & Associates Employees Super Fund) [2016] FCCA 27
  • Moustach Pty Ltd v Eddie Takchi [2015] NSWSC 2080
  • Geneva Laboratories Limited v Prestige Premium Deals Pty Ltd (No 2) [2015] FCA 872
  • Moran v Robertson [2012] FCA 371. 


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Marketing) University of Adelaide;
  • Bachelor of Economics – University of Adelaide;
  • Diploma of Law – Legal Profession Admission Board;
  • Graduate Diploma Legal Practice College of Law;
  • Currently completing Masters of Law at Sydney University;



  • Blackfriars Priory School Adelaide – graduated 1989 Dux.


Memberships & Associations:


  • NSW Bar Association
  • Edmund Barton Chambers


Contact Details:


Telephone 02 9220 6140
Mobile 0407 945 687 – 24 hours