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David became a solicitor in 1985.

He has, for the bulk of that time, specialised in litigation and has acted for a number of major banks, institutions and insurance companies and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Advisory Committee to the College of Law Masters course.

In the field of Banking he has experience in the enforcement of guarantees and other securities and has also had success in having such securities impugned and set aside.

In addition to acting in general insolvency and especially s.66G matters for trustees he has had to deal with recoveries under proceeds of crime legislation.  David’s most notable Family Provision Act and Estate case ran for over 8 years and involved 26 separate Supreme Court actions, 6 appeals and 4 applications for Special Leave to the High Court.

His General Insurance practice has led to a specialty in dealing in matters involving insurance fraud. David currently holds an appointment as an off panel specialist to one of the major insurance groups and also holds a number of statutory appointments as an investigator under the Legal Profession Act.

David gives regular lectures to the insurance industry and industry bodies concerning the investigation of fraudulent claims and appropriate systems and processes to deal with and combat them.



Courtenay & Co are a boutique law firm, combining extensive professional and industry based knowledge, with superior litigation skills.

Solicitors Office, Lane Cove, SydneyEstablished in 2006, we provide cost effective, commercial litigation based services in a friendly and approachable environment.

Our experience allows us to understand our clients’ needs, their business and their industry. This allows us to help them achieve what is important to them.

We are situated in Lane Cove, an easy 15 minute drive from the Sydney CBD.

All matters at Courtenay & Co fall under the supervision of David Courtenay, with the aim of providing professional services in a timely, cost efficient and honest manner to all our clients.

Our Service Areas Include:

Asset Recovery
Banking Disputes
Family Provision Act & Estate Planning

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