David is a former senior partner and managing partner of one of Adelaide’s premier commercial law firms and has over 40 years’ experience as a family lawyer and commercial litigation law specialist. He and Greg Howe commenced Howe Jenkin Family Lawyers & Mediators, on 1 April 2014.
For the past 30 years he has practised in mediation and is one of this SA’s best known mediators. He is a nationally accredited mediator and has conducted over 500 mediations primarily involving disputes over family law property settlement entitlements but also in wide ranging areas from a dispute involving a university and one of its faculties to employee and employer disputes, franchisee/ franchisor and partnership disputes. He was a sessional mediator at what is now known as Relationships Australia for 6 years.
Because of his wide experience in commercial disputes, David is known for his expertise in advising on the more complex commercial issues in family law property settlement disputes such as interests in trusts and companies and taxation aspects and for his expertise in drafting and advising on Financial Agreements – an area fraught with danger for the inexperienced.
David is a former national director of LEADR (now Resolution Institute).
David is a current member of the:
- Resolution Institute Advanced Mediator Panel
- Law Society of SA Mediation Panel
- Panel of Mediators for Magistrates Court
- AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Mediators & Arbitrators)
- ASBFEO franchising disputes mediation panel
- Family Law Section of Law Council of Australia
Our firm has been rated by Doyle’s Guide in the highest ranked family law firms in South Australia from 2015-2022. David was ranked as a preeminent family law mediator and as a leading family lawyer in the state in 2022.