David De Witt Barrister

David De Witt


William Crockett Chambers

Room 1720

460 Lonsdale StreetMelbourne VIC 3000

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David accepts briefs in the areas of criminal law, regulatory and professional disciplinary matters, inquests and inquiries. He is available to appear in post-sentence applications and reviews including supervision order proceedings and Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) hearings. David’s practice extends to those areas where crime intersects with the common law, including OHS and police torts.  

Prior to coming to the Bar, David spent over 5 years working as a solicitor exclusively in criminal law. During this time, he worked in private practice at Greg Thomas Barrister and Solicitor, at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and at Victoria Legal Aid.

As a solicitor advocate, David regularly appeared throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria in plea hearings, sentence appeals, committals, contested hearings and bail applications in the Supreme, County, Children’s and Magistrates’ Court. 

He has previously had conduct of a broad range of summary and complex indictable matters including homicides, sexual offences, violence, drug and property-related crime and Commonwealth offences. He has prepared and instructed in a number of trials, pre-trail applications, complex committals and special hearings.  

David maintains an interest in working closely with members of the aboriginal community, and has significant experience appearing as an advocate in the Koori Court. He has a strong long-term interest in working with young people and vulnerable accused managing complex legal and non-legal issues.

David is reading with Simon Moglia and his senior mentor is Daniel Gurvich QC.

In addition to his legal qualifications, David completed a Bachelor of journalism (with Distinction) from Queensland University of Technology.  

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