David Shearman

David is a highly experienced solicitor in Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ Commercial Litigation Team.

David has over 20 years experience working with individuals and small to large businesses, from receiving instructions to resolution of the matter, on a variety of commercial litigation matters.

No matter is too complex. David has represented clients to defend and prosecute large scale litigation matters and class actions, across all court jurisdictions, from the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal and Federal Court, and including specialist tribunals.

Commercial litigation matters David has worked on include employment law, contractual breaches, Australian consumer law breaches, product liability litigation, building and construction disputes, professional disciplinary proceedings, intellectual property, health-related litigation, pharmaceutical-related litigation and insurance-related litigation.

David believes being prepared is the key to a successful outcome and is experienced conducting significant amounts of discovery, preparing pleadings, defences and applications and expertly briefing and qualifying experts, both locally and internationally, to secure expert evidence for clients’ cases, to ensure the best possible case is put forward and clients’ interests are advanced at every stage of the litigation or alternative dispute resolution process.

This considerable experience, combined with David’s passion for developing effective strategies and solutions for his clients, ensures clients’ costs are minimised and they have the best possible advice and representation in initial negotiations, pre-court negotiations and if required, court proceedings.

David’s meticulous and pragmatic approach to his work, superior analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills and commitment to deliver an uncompromising approach to achieving clients’ aims and objectives, often within strict deadlines, ensures clients can leave the stress of their legal matter in capable, expert hands and focus on what is important at what is often a stressful time of their lives.

Committed to the local community, David has also undertaken extensive pro bono legal work for the local community and under-privileged individuals.

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