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David Smith / Partner

David graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1990. He was admitted and enrolled as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1991.

In 1995 he joined the firm then Piggott, Wood and Baker and has worked exclusively in the field of Family Law since that time. David was made a partner of Piggott, Wood and Baker in 1998, becoming managing partner shortly thereafter and remaining there until moving to Western Australia to join O'Sullivan Davies in 2010.

As a Family Law Practitioner David is an Accredited Family Law  Specialist, a collaborative law practitioner and  accredited under national mediator accreditation system – AIFLAM. David has had extensive experience in all facets of Family Law including property, children, re location, child welfare, child support, bankruptcy, asset protection. His experience in these fields range from assisting clients reach agreement through negotiated settlements where possible through to representing them as Counsel in various forums including state Magistrates Courts, Tribunals, Supreme Court, Federal Magistrates Courts, Family Courts throughout Australia at first instance and on Appeal before the Full Court of the Family Court.

In addition to his day job David is Chairperson of  the Board of Awesome Arts. Awesome is a contemporary arts organisation for young people and their Families in Western Australia. In addition.  A volunteer at the Fremantle Community Legal Centre and a member of the Football West Appeals Tribunal.

David is married to Jenny and has three children, Zoe, Olivia and Sam. Outside of work his interests include, sailing, cycling, reading, politics and the fluctuating fortunes of the Carlton Football Club.

 

dsmith@osullivandavies.com.au