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David Chambers

JD, BA (JusSt), BBus

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Workplace Relations & Safety


David is experienced in employment and criminal law and has acted for a variety of clients and stake holders in various industries across federal and state jurisdictions. Prior to his admission, he performed duties as a police officer in two states within Australia. As a lead investigator, supervising and commended police Detective he has conducted regional, state and international investigations as a member of specialist task forces and squads that concerned joint State, national and international law enforcement agency operations. David’s 22 years’ as a police officer, Detective and duties as a police prosecutor saw him to gain an intricate knowledge of law enforcement investigative methodologies and the prosecution process.


David’s experience’s includes:

  • acting for clients and stakeholders in relation to an extensive range of criminal, disciplinary and regulatory matters before courts, commissions and tribunals
  • conducting and supervising inter and intra-state, federal and international investigations concerning the Crime and Corruption Commission (Qld), National Crime Authority, the Australian Federal Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Australian Border Force
  • performed investigative duties in Child and Sexual Assault Investigation Unit, Task Force ARGOS, South East Asian Task Force, State Drug Investigation Unit, Corrective Services Investigation Unit and regional Criminal Investigation Branches and Child Protection Investigation Units
  • representing clients who are the subject of Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Service, Crime and Corruption Commission, Australian and Securities Investment Commission, employer and other professional regulatory body investigations and prosecutions.  


30 April 2024 - Knowledge

FWC finds early notice of end to fixed term contract amounts to dismissal

#Workplace Relations & Safety

In a recent decision the Fair Work Commission found that providing early notice of non-renewal for a fixed term contract constitutes dismissal.