David has been providing legal and strategic advice to mining companies for more than 40 years, including advising most of the local and international mining companies operating in NSW. He advises on all aspects of securing a community granted licence to mine, and on establishing and maintaining a workable and defendable approvals platform.
David was born and bred in Muswellbrook. He spent time in Sydney at school and university, where he admits to attending more rugby games and social events than university lectures. After graduating, he returned to Muswellbrook to join his father's law practice where, years later, his son Andrew joined him. David has spent years enjoying the sun, sea and surf and has recently added a 23-gear bike to his leisurely passions.