David Jordan


David Jordan was admitted to the Bar in 1992.

David holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and in 2006 was awarded a Masters of Law from the University of NSW. Prior to his admission to the bar, David was a solicitor at David Henry York.

David primarily practises in criminal law, environmental law and inquests and commissions of inquiry. David is regularly briefed by the NSW Director of Public Prosecutions, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage/EPA, the NSW Crown Solicitors as Counsel Assisting, and more recently by the NSW Police Force and individual officers. He is also briefed by the Customs prosecutions for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

David is a member of the NSW Government’s Office of the General Counsel’s prequalification panel to assist and provide representation to the Department of Justice in coronial inquests and inquiries. He also has an Australian Government Security Vetting Agency clearance.

Recent notable cases:

Ian Turnbull v OEH [2015] NSWCCA 278 – Sentence appeal

Inquest – the death of Katrina Dawson, Tori Johnson, Man Haron Monis (“the Lindt Café Siege Inquest”) – appearing for Officer A;

Chief Executive of the Office of Environment and Heritage v Turnbull [2014] NSWLEC 153; (No 2) [2014] NSWLEC 155; (No 3) [2014] NSWLEC 181; (No 4) [2016] NSWLEC 66 – Class 4 proceedings for injunctive relief seeking to restrain clearing of native vegetation (interim, then final relief);

UTS Crane Fire Inquest – Inquest into the crane fire at University of Technology, Sydney, appearing for the NSW Police Force;

R v Turnbull (No. 2) [2016] NSWSC 678 (18 March 2016); (No. 3) [2016] NSWSC 686 (11 April 2016) – application to set aside subpoena (issued by accused) in a murder trial.

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