David Edwards
David EdwardsPartner

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David Edwards


David is one of the founding partners of DEA Lawyers.

David has been a lawyer for over 20 years and has extensive experience in commercial litigation and property litigation. Since 2001 he has specialised in providing legal services and advice to the strata and community title sector with a particular focus on disputes.

Before establishing DEA Lawyers in 2009 he was a senior associate for many years at a boutique law firm in the Sydney CBD specialising in the area of strata and community title law.

In 2002 David was awarded a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and in 2008 was accredited by the Law Society of NSW in commercial litigation.

David is admitted to practice in Supreme Court of NSW, the High Court of Australia and also in England and Wales. He spent two years in London where he practised as a lawyer in the areas of property, insurance and construction litigation.

David has practised in most jurisdictions in NSW including the Local Courts, District Court, Supreme Court of NSW, NSW Court of Appeal, Land & Environment Court and the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (formerly known as the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal).

David has presented various papers to the Australian College of Strata Lawyers and at continuing legal education seminars to other lawyers. He has also presented papers and training sessions for strata managers (both in NSW and VIC) and fellow lawyers.

David is a member of the Law Society of NSW and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers.

Practice Areas

  • By-laws (drafting and disputes)

  • Commercial litigation

  • Contract disputes

  • Construction litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Insolvency
  • Levy recovery
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Negligence claims
  • Insurance disputes
  • Strata and community title advice and disputes including disputes between lot owners, caretakers, strata managers, developers, builders and Local Government authorities