David Allen

David Allen

Call: 2020

Tel: +61 2 8227 4400
Email: allen.d@universitychambers.com.au

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial
  • Corporations
  • Equity
  • Financial Regulation

David has a general commercial practice and is briefed on a wide range of disputes involving contractual, equitable and statutory remedies.

He has particular expertise in relation to finance transactions and financial regulation. At the Bar, he has appeared as junior counsel for APRA on several applications. While a solicitor, he completed placements at Morgan Stanley and ANZ.

David trained at Allens (2011-2014) and later practised in London at Allen & Overy LLP (2015-2017). He returned to Australia and before being called to the Bar was a senior associate at Ashurst (2018-2020).


  • Master of Economics, Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons I), Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons I) (University of Sydney)

Presentations and Publications

“Recent Banking and Finance Cases – Mortgagee Sales (Almona v Parklea Corporation), Debtors under the National Credit Code, Matrimonial Resulting Trusts”, City of Sydney Law Society (2022)

“Recent Banking and Finance Cases – The Arrium decision and Latest Cases on Unfair Contract Terms”, Ross Parsons Centre, University of Sydney (2021)

Co-author of LexisNexis’s Practical Guidance Personal Property Securities

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