David ChittyAdmitted to the Bar in 2014

Areas of Practice

  • Aviation Law
  • Aviation Inquests and inquiries
  • Expert aviation reports
  • Regulatory Law
  • Workplace Health and Safety
  • Industrial Law
  • International Law
  • Criminal law

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Before being called to the Bar in 2014 David held a senior Executive position with Qantas Airways Ltd as the Head of Compliance and Industry Relations (Operations). David’s principal areas of practice at the Bar includes all aviation matters including regulatory prosecutions/defences, Workplace Health and Safety matters within high-risk industries such as aviation, mining and oil exploration etc, international law matters, operational regulatory advice and expert aviation reports. Other areas of practice include employment/industrial matters and criminal proceedings. David was appointed in 2015 to the Legal Aid General Criminal Panel.

David has also held industry positions on regulatory reform committees within the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and an elected position within IATA on their Asian Regional Co-ordination Group (for policy development in Safety and Operations).

David graduated from the University of New England in 2004 and holds post-graduate qualification in Public International Law from The University of Sydney.

David also holds a Commercial Pilot Licence with qualifications on Boeing B767 aircraft. David also lectures at the UNSW in their advanced aviation law and regulation subject.

Outside of the law David has interests in Motorsport and has competed both nationally and internationally.

David is also a Casual Academic at the UNSW School of Aviation.

To see more of David’s experience click view to view his full CV

Selected Papers

Malaysian Flight MH17 and WHS Obligations

Published in Workplace Review on Cosmic Radiation


Tel: 02 9264 6899 | Fax: 02 9264 5541 | E-mail: dchitty@denmanchambers.com.au


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