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David Kiel

David Kiel

Lawyer and Legal Practice Director

David is a qualified lawyer who provides comprehensive advice and representation in respect of a wide range of matters in the employment law, litigation, commercial law, property law and criminal law fields.

David has particular expertise in employment law. In addition to handling employment-related litigation, David advises on a variety of employment law issues including unfair dismissal and general protections, performance management, termination of employment, contracts of employment and restraints of trade, NES entitlements, awards and enterprise agreements, superannuation and taxation, workplace bullying and harassment, occupational health and safety, policies and procedures, transfers of business, redundancies and reorganisation.

One of his key driving aims is to provide his clients with commercial, cost-effective and clear legal advice. Prior to establishing DPSK Lawyers, David worked for a large global law firm.

In his spare time, David enjoys a variety of hobbies including indoor soccer, tennis, cricket and motorcycle trials. David is also a keen supporter of the West Coast Eagles football team.

Litigation experience

David has a particular interest in litigation and dispute resolution. His experience includes conducting litigation in a range of jurisdictions nationally, including the:

  • Fair Work Commission
  • Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (formerly known as the Federal Circuit Court)
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia
  • District Court of Western Australia
  • Magistrates Court of Western Australia
  • Industrial Magistrates Court of Western Australia
  • State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia
  • Family Court of Western Australia
  • ACT Magistrates Court and ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal
  • Queensland Magistrates Court
  • Northern Territory Local Court and Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • New South Wales Local Court

Notable cases

David has acted as counsel or instructing solicitor in the following cases:


David completed his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting) degrees at the University of Western Australia in 2014. Following completion of articles of clerkship, David was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2016 and subsequently entered on the High Court Register of Practitioners as a barrister and solicitor.

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