Senior Fellow, Monash University
David Turner is a barrister at the Victoria Bar, practising principally in commercial law, with specialist interests in banking and finance, consumer credit and insolvency. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, David practised as a solicitor in Auckland and Melbourne for more than 20 years. He has worked in private practice and in-house with a finance company and major Australian bank, in the areas of retail and wholesale finance, consumer finance, equipment and asset financing, project and structured finance.
David was a consultant to the Australian Law Reform Commission on its personal property security reform reference. He made submissions to the UK Law Commission on its Company Security Interests reference while at the Commonwealth Bank. He has presented a number of seminars on the Personal Property Securities legislation, including the Banking and Financial Services Law Association Conference, the Law Society of Western Australia Law and Law Institute of Victoria. He is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Banking Services Committee, the editorial board of the Australian Banking and Financial Services Law Bulletin and has published articles on various topics in banking and securities law.