Our founding families laid down solid foundations on which the fine reputation of Pearce Webster Dugdales still stand today.  We are a firm based on strong family values with a deep appreciation of the importance of establishing, building & maintaining strong partnerships with our clients.


David Phelan

-Senior Lawyer

Areas of Practice

Litigation and dispute resolution


David is an experienced lawyer who practices in the area of litigation and dispute resolution. David assists clients with their contentious commercial and business-related matters through to litigation, if necessary. David understands the needs of his clients and balances this against the commercial realities and costs associated with legal proceedings. David practices in estate litigation, where he assists clients with a broad range of estate-related issues with a combination of skill and sensitivity. David conducts litigation in all state jurisdictions and the Federal Court of Australia.

LIV Accreditations

Commercial Litigation


All areas of commercial and estate litigation and dispute resolution including:
Debt recovery
Wills and estate disputes including family provision claims
Commercial and business related disputes
Misleading and deceptive conduct claims and fair trading disputes
Building disputes
Adverse possession claims
Partition proceedings
Partnership disputes
Landlord and tenant disputes
Agency appearances