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David McLure SC

Master of Laws - Australian National University (2015)
National Security Law Institute -University of Virginia (2007)
Bachelor of Laws - Queensland University of Technology (1998)


Admitted to the Bar 2002

Appointed Senior Counsel 2015


David McLure SC is a versatile silk with a leading commercial and public law practice. He is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, having conducted cases in a range of fields including corporate crime, banking, insolvency and taxation.
David is regularly briefed to provide insurance advice in connection with class action litigation.

David is a Colonel in the Army Reserve. In 2008 he deployed to Afghanistan as part of the Special Operations Task Group.

Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 – 2019 – band 4 in Dispute Resolution: “David McLure SC stands out for the diversity of his practice, which extends beyond the general commercial to embrace matters arising in the insurance, shipping, sporting and taxation spheres. A referee describes him as a source of “excellent tactical and strategic advice” who remained “practical and hands-on across all aspects of a very large matter.”

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law See all +Close -
    • Administrative Law
    • Banking and Financial Services
    • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
    • Class Actions
    • Competition and Consumer
    • Contracts
    • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Professional liability
  • Criminal See all +Close -
    • Fraud
    • Proceeds of crime
    • White collar and corporate crime
  • Inquests and Inquiries See all +Close -
    • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Public and Administrative Law See all +Close -
    • Constitutional Law
    • Disciplinary Proceedings
    • Proceeds of crime
  • Taxation and Revenue See all +Close -
    • Goods and services tax
    • Income tax
    • Payroll tax


Banks & Financial Institutions, Defence, Funds, Government,

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