DLS Updates – Meet our Contested Estates Guru, David Penkin

Meet our Contested Estates Guru, David Penkin

David was admitted to practice as a solicitor in South Africa in 1994 and prior to leaving his home country, was a partner at a top tier law firm, Werksmans Incorporated. David migrated to Sydney in 2003, and spent the next few years gaining Australian Commercial Litigation experience.

David joined the DLS Lawyers Team in 2012 and heads up our Commercial Litigation Department with a particular passion and interest in Estate Litigation.

David has significant experience in Family Provision Claims as well as experience in construction suits, advising in relation to disputes between executors and disputes between beneficiaries and executors and acting in contested Probate proceedings and guardianship applications.

David’s appreciation of the emotion which often fuels estate litigation and his commercial and sensible approach are some of the reasons David is respected and valued by our clients. He is alive to the costs of litigation and actively seeks avenues to try and resolve matters quickly and commercially.

David’s Commercial Litigation practice together with the Estate Litigation compliments the firms core practice areas of Wills and Estates and Commercial which provides us with an opportunity to assist our clients through different stages and circumstances of their lives.

To finish off, we leave you with two fun facts about David:-

1. He represented Australia at the JCC Maccabi Games in running.

2. He has completed the gruelling UTA 22km trail running course located in the Blue Mountains.