Friday 2 February Luncheon

Guest Speaker:   David Galbally | AM QC

Topic:                    What’s in a Name?

A discussion on the law of defamation and the changing attitudes of the Courts in this area.

One of Melbourne’s most respected legal authorities, David joined Madgwicks as a partner in January 2010. Appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel in 1996, David has worked on some of Australia’s most high profile and complex corporate and criminal cases.

Possessing renowned expertise in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, David is regularly called upon to provide comment and expert opinion across a broad range of topics including corporate governance, human rights, privacy and superannuation regulation.

David is involved in sporting, company and charity administration, and Chairman of the board of an Industry superannuation fund. David is also the former President of Alzheimer’s Australia VIC and former Chairman of the Centre for Hormone Research at the Children’s Hospital. In June 2013, David was appointed as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through leadership in health organisations and the provision of pro bono legal services.

Additionally David supports and is an Ambassador for White Ribbon, an organisation that works to prevent male violence against women.


Date:                Friday 2 February 2018

Venue:             The Kelvin Club 14–30 Melbourne Place

(East-side of Russell Street between Little Collins & Bourke)

Time:               12:30 pm for 12:40 pm

RSVP:               COB Wednesday 31 January


Note:  A booking fee of $2.30 will be applied.

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  • Dress code: Business casual (NO DENIM)
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