Who are we

Dr. David Mitchell Lawyer Manly Law Society of NSW

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The principal, David Mitchell brings a wealth of experience in these areas. He has:

  • Practiced as solicitor in the construction division of a national law firm and worked as a project manager in the construction and property development industry.
  • Represented and advised clients (both employers and employees) in a variety of employment matters including working as a solicitor for an accredited specialist in employment and industrial law.
  • Advised individuals and firms alike on tax structuring and compliance whilst employed as a tax manager at Ernst &Young in Australia and New York.
  • Qualifications: David holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Planning and Design (Building) degree from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a former Chartered Accountant.


COVID-19 Employment Changes

The Government has amended the Fair Work Act to enable employers to temporarily vary work arrangements for employees receiving the JobKeeper payment.


Security of Payment Claim for Residential Building

From 1 March 2021, for the first time, residential builders can make a security of payments claim against a client homeowner.


Employment Law

Advice for employers and employees on all aspects of employment law.


Building and Construction Law

Advice regarding building contracts and disputes for residential and commercial projects,


Commercial and Revenue Law

Commercial advice and drafting including regarding


Working with us

When working with Mitchell & Shorten Lawyers you will receive and benefit from:

  • Technically correct advice
  • Professional representation in Court and Tribunals
  • Prompt replies to your enquiries and regular timely updates for on-going matters
  • Friendly and approachable staff
  • An upfront discussion about fees (see below)
  • Pragmatic commercial approach (not just an explanation of the law)

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you.


  • We are happy to enter into alternative fee arrangements where practicable. For example, instead of charging on a time basis we may agree on a fixed fee.
  • All fees will be discussed and agreed upfront.


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Contact us

Office Address: Level 1, Suite 108, 39 East Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095

Phone: 0405 548 518

E-Mail: david@mitchellshortenlawyers.com.au

Dr. David Mitchell member of the law society of NSW

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