David Bailey Barrister

David Bailey


Aickin Chambers

Room 2001

200 Queen Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Current  Member of counsel of the Victorian bar, Company director

Special counsel, KPMG Legal (head of Melbourne practice) and company director

Member of International Legal Services Advisory Council

Inaugural chairman, International Legal Section, Law Council of Australia

1985 - current  
Board member Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

1980 - 1989      
Council member, Law Institute of Victoria

Partner Freehill, Hollingdale & Page and its predecessor firms in Melbourne

Board and committee appointments to private companies and professional bodies and teaching positions. A more detailed biography appears in Who's Who in Australia.

Numerous publications in the fields of civil procedure, dispute resolution (including international dispute resolution), banking and finance and property. A representative selection is as follows:

Co author - Discovery and Interrogatories, Australia; 3rd Edn, Lexis Nexis

Co editor - Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings, Victoria, Lexis Nexis

Author - Titles Discovery and Interrogatories, Halsburys Laws of Australia

'The Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards', paper presented to Australia-India Legal Conference, New Delhi 26-27 October 1996

'Confidentiality in Arbitration Proceedings', paper presented to Institute of Arbitrators annual conference, May 1994

'Banking and Finance - 1996-97 The Year of Regulation' paper delivered to the Annual Litigation Lawyers Conference, 19 June 1997

'Easements and restrictive covenants', paper presented to LAAMS Seminar on Pitfalls in Property Transactions, February 2002

'Affidavits', a paper presented to the Legalwise Commercial Litigation Workshop, February 2004

'Statutory demands, goals and requirements', a paper presented to the Television Education Network workshop, November 2004

'Electronic evidence - admissibility and other considerations' a discussion paper presented to the  specialist litigation study group, Law Institute of Victoria, September 2006

David has practised both as a barrister and previously as a solicitor for forty years on behalf of a wide range of commercial and individual clients including banks, energy companies, insurers, investors, wine producers, retailers, graziers, courier companies, industry associations, property developers, estate agents and mining companies.  He appears before VCAT, County Court, Supreme Court, Fed Magistrates Court and Federal Court and other courts and tribunals. He also has a significant advice practice.

Representative cases - a list will be supplied upon request.

To get in touch with David Bailey | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.