Having joined the South Australian Bar in October 2003, David Crocker’s practice is predominantly in the Supreme Court in wills and estate matters, elder abuse and other issues arising in aged care, including acting as counsel for litigation guardians of elderly people.
In 1996 he was Associate to Justice Duggan and was admitted to practice after completing articles with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (as it then was) in Melbourne in 1997.
Since 2016 David has been recommended by Doyle’s Guide and in 2018 he was recommended as pre-eminent junior counsel in South Australia for his expertise and abilities in wills and estates litigation, disputes and contested matters. He is currently enrolled in a LLM (Wills & Estates) program through the NSW College of Law (expected to complete 2019).
David has been briefed by the Mullighan Inquiry into Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry and also for the APY Lands Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on the APY Lands.
Experienced in probate actions, inheritance family provision claims, trusts and equity, David is a member of the Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia. David also is a South Australian branch member of the worldwide professional organisation of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).