David De Alwis, Hope Earle
David is an experienced family lawyer who deals with a variety of complex family law matters.
David’s clients come to him seeking cost effective, efficient advice on how to deal with their matters in a way that provides the best outcome in parenting or property matters.
David has specific expertise and experience acting in matters involving:
Appeals of decisions from a Judge at first instance;
The appointment of a Litigation Guardian;
Parties having complex financial structures with high value asset pools;
Complex superannuation issues such as dealing with non compliant Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF’s), Defined Benefit Schemes and the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme and Police Super Scheme;
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction;
Sensitive parenting matters.
In addition, David regularly provides advice to clients who are applying for or responding to Intervention Orders. David has presented papers at international conferences and has a significant international aspect to his practice through his extensive involvement in LAWASIA and the Australasian Lawyer’s Association.
David’s experience as a family lawyer is enhanced by his strategic and commercial approach to matters and his Asian heritage makes him particularly sensitive to the issues facing clients from Asian backgrounds.