Dr David Bennett AC KC

Dr David Bennett AC KC

Admissions & Appointments
  • King’s Counsel 1979
  • Barrister NSW 1967
  • Solicitor NSW 1964
  • Singapore and Malaysia Ad hoc
  • Fiji Ad hoc


David Bennett AC KC practises in the areas of appellate law generally, constitutional law, administrative law, revenue law, trade practices and competition law, among others. David has held various positions during his career, including Solicitor-General for the Commonwealth of Australia, President of the Australian Bar Association and also President of the NSW Bar Association. He has been a part-time member of the Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel and is recognised in various publications as a leader in the law. He has been admitted to the Bar of Ireland and ad hoc in Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. He is a member of the Australian and NSW councils of the International Commission of Jurists.


  • SJD Harvard University 1970
  • LLM Harvard University 1965
  • LLB University of Sydney 1964
  • BA University of Sydney 1961