Full Name: David Easteal
Phone: +61 3 9225 6444
Fax: 9225 6464
Chambers: Gorman Chambers
Room: 0932
Date of Admission: 12 Dec 2012
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) (Melb), GDLP
Previous Occupation: Solicitor Advocate


David welcomes briefs to appear in all areas of family, criminal and employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, David worked as a solicitor advocate, appearing regularly in family law proceedings at the Federal Circuit Court and treatment order hearings at the Mental Health Tribunal. 

David holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Melbourne. In his undergraduate studies he received academic prizes for Criminal Law and Procedure and Intellectual Property. 

He has previously worked as a legal researcher for a number of criminal law and family law professors, contributing to numerous publications including Fresh Perspectives on the War on Terror (ANU Press, 2008) and Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women – Law Reform and Society(Routledge, 2014). He has also taught Monash University law students as part of their clinical legal education program, supervising the students in the carriage of various civil and criminal matters. 

David read with two mentors: Marc Felman who specialises in employment and industrial law; and David Glynn, who specialises in criminal law. His senior mentor was John Dickinson QC.    


Areas of Practice


Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Health & Safety
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Unfair Dismissal

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
From 26 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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