Professor David Denton, KC is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Law & Justice at Victoria University.

He is King’s Counsel for the State of Victoria, member of the Victorian Bar and Bar Association of Queensland, a Nationally Accredited Mediator, Fellow (Certified Arbitrator) of the Australian Institute for Commercial Arbitration, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He has admission to practise in:

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia 
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 
  • Supreme Court of South Australia 
  • Supreme Court of Queensland 
  • Supreme Court of Fiji (pro tem).

Areas of expertise

  • Commercial arbitration
  • Corporate governance

Contact details

+61 (3) 9225 8093


The Australian Military Justice System: History, Organisation and Disciplinary Structure (2016) 6(1) VULJ 26

Commercial Arbitration - Does It Really Have A Future?' (2014) 4 VULJ 117

You Take the Low Road, and I’ll Take High Road … Will Scottish Independence Cause and Australian Republic? (2014) 155 VBN 48

Civil Procedure - Case & Statute Law Update (2012 & 2014) Leo Cussen Centre for Law - LCC

Hard Lessons in a Tumultuous Year - Centro and James Hardie - What Next? (2012) Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Understanding the Proportionate Liability Regime (2011) Legalwise Seminars LS

Liquidated Damages and Penalties - Ensuring Enforceability (2010) LexisNexis Seminars Melbourne

The Civil Procedure Act Reforms – Ready for the Changes? (2010) LCC

Misconduct of Insolvency Practitioners (2009) Insolvency Practitioners Association

The Accountability of ‘Corporate Undertakers’ for their Misconduct in Office (2009) LS

Litigation Intensive - A Practical Session On Preparing for and Conducting a Commercial Trial (2007) LCC

Directors’ Duties – Some Observations – USA – UK – Australia (2004) Law Institute of Victoria – LIV

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