Professor David Denton, KC is an Adjunct Professor in the Victoria Law School 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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