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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 2o15 – 2024 – band 3 in Dispute Resolution: David McLure SC is active across an impressive range of practice areas, including, but by no means limited to, those of corporate crime, financial services, insolvency, taxation and shipping. An instructing solicitor notes not only his “ability to grasp difficult concepts in specialist areas of expertise,” but also the fact he is “very precise in what he does, focuses on key issues and identifies litigation strategies very early on.” Another 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 Services, Defence, Funds, Government, Transport and Infrastructure,

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