David Foster Portrait

David Foster

Bar roll 2018 Admitted 2013
  • Commercial Law Public Law
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David practises primarily in commercial and public law

Before coming to the Bar, David was an associate to the Hon Justice Hayne AC and senior associate to the Hon Justice Gordon at the High Court of Australia. He also worked as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, where he gained experience in commercial and tax disputes.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne. He was an Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review. He also holds a Master of Laws with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria – Trinity Hall Scholar.

David read with Carl Möller and his senior mentor is Claire Harris QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation 


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Taxation
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Taxation



Master of Laws (First Class Honours) (Cambridge)

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) (Melbourne)

Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia


Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Commercial Bar Association 

Migration Law Bar Association