David Dickens

Special Counsel

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BSc


David is a commercial litigator with extensive insolvency and reconstruction experience, and expertise in property disputes.

David’s corporate insolvency and reconstruction practice spans turnaround / workouts, creditor claims, cross-border insolvency, directors’ duties, distressed debt trading and acquisitions, liquidation, receivership, bankruptcy  and voluntary administration.

As a litigator, he regularly acts in complex contractual disputes, trust disputes and regulatory investigations. David has conducted many matters in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, and VCAT.

David has particular experience with clients in the financial services, property, logistics, maritime, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

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Thinking | 15 Oct 2019

Litigation on-foot

Upon being appointed, insolvency practitioners are often faced with existing litigation involving the company or person they have been appointed to. There are a multitude of factors that the practitioner needs to consider in relation to existing litigation. This article sets out some key considerations for administrators, liquidators, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy, as well as the practical steps a practitioner should follow. Although the article refers to practitioners appointed to companies, the principles are also generally applicable for Bankruptcy Trustees.