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David Baldry
William Forster Chambers

Level 1
26 Harry Chan Avenue

PO Box 4369

Tel: (08) 8982 4700

David Baldry is a barrister at William Forster Chambers in Darwin, Northern Territory.

Born 21 March 1955, Sydney, New South Wales

Year and Place of First Admission

1979, New South Wales


Admitted in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Federal Court, High Court and Northern Territory of Australia.


B.A. Sydney University 1976; L.L.B. Sydney University, 1978


Mediator’s Course ACDC 1993

Qualified Adjudicator after attending RICS course 2012.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation and Mental Health.

Commercial –  Security for Payments, Building Construction and other Contracts, Trade Practices Act, Loan Agreements, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Sale of Land, Tenancies, Commercial Leases, Sale of Businesses, Restraint of Trade, Joint Venture, Shareholder Agreements, Agency, Licences, Insurance Contracts, Mining Royalty, Bad Workmanship, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Partnership Dissolution,  Debt Recovery;

Corporations Act – Challenging Statutory Demands, Directors Duties, Shareholder Agreements, Liquidations, other Insolvency actions.

Other Areas – Real Property, Trusts, Injunctions and other Equitable relief, Administrative Law, Fatal Injuries, Estate Disputes, Accounting Professional Negligence, Medical Negligence.

Mental Health – Part IIA Custodial and Non-custodial Review, Mental Health Review Tribunal.


David was first admitted to practice as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1979.  He has mainly practiced as a solicitor in Sydney CBD law firms as a litigation solicitor but has also conducted Court proceedings in Victoria and Queensland. He moved to the Territory in July 2009 to work for the Darwin firm, Cridlands MB as a Senior Counsel. He joined the Independent Bar on 18 June 2012. Since moving to Darwin, in addition to conducting numerous types of proceedings David has successfully acted for respondents in large claim Constructions Contract Security of Payments adjudications and has conducted seminars in that area. He is accredited to act as an Adjudicator in construction contract adjudications in the NT and Queensland.