David Mewett holds a Master of Applied Law (Family Law), Bachelor of Law from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. David is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia. David is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and a member of Legal Aid Family Law and Summary Criminal Panels.
David commenced working as a solicitor at Maguire & McInerney Lawyers in March 2023. After admission in September 2018, he worked in a Sydney based boutique firm before progressing to a senior role in a Wollongong firm. David has extensive experience in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, criminal prosecutions, and factual investigations.
David is a highly motivated, positive, and dedicated solicitor with outstanding communication and negotiation skills. David has built strong client relationships, working diligently to assist his clients reach practical and cost-effective outcomes wherever possible.
David is confident in all aspects of Family Law, including briefing Counsel and Senior Counsel, instructing experts, reviewing complex financial documents, and negotiating positive outcomes for his clients in both property and parenting matters.
Although experienced in litigation, David provides practical advice to clients to help them reach positive solutions through less adversarial approaches including mediation and negotiation.
David regularly appears at Wollongong, Sydney & metropolitan courts on criminal, traffic and AVO matters, and thrives on defended hearings and providing court advocacy for all clients.
David has practiced in criminal law, both in defence and previously as a NSW Police Prosecutor, appearing in the local and district jurisdictions, across metropolitan and country New South Wales. David is well known for his diligence in preparation for every court appearance and has an intimate knowledge of the systems and procedures within the New South Wales Police Force.
David is passionate about volunteering as a surf lifesaver in the Illawarra, having held positions in his local Surf Club as patrolling member, age manager, junior chairperson, member protection officer, and currently club captain. David currently sits on the Club Executive Committee and regularly attends Surf Lifesaving Illawarra meetings.
Master of Applied Law (Family Law), College of Law
Bachelor of Law University of New England
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice College of Law
Bachelor of Commerce University of New South Wales