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David Potts


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What Our Clients Say

My wife had reason to seek legal help recently and David Potts on recommendation was a great help for a fantastic outcome. Thank you. 

You are a very special person David Potts and I thank you for helping me. 

I very much appreciate the way you handled my matter – it was a great strain on my emotional health and your style of doing business was perfect to ensure I could stay in it for the long haul. Thank you. 

Thank you for a job well done. We have had many a dark day lately and your efforts allowed a little sunshine in and is most appreciated. Not only did you achieve a great outcome for us, your manner and attitude left us with a very positive outlook. Many thanks. 

I was so thankful to David and his advice. It really helped me to put it all into perspective. Thanks so much. 

I feel you treated me like a family member. Thanks David. 

My experience with Kells has been excellent. David’s relaxed astute and practical approach was very much appreciated. 

We so appreciate all the hard work that you have put into our case and the fantastic result you obtained. You really have gone above and beyond – we are very grateful.  

David Potts is the most humanitarian and kind person. He listens, he defends and protects and is trustworthy. He has qualities that far exceed those found in the usual lawyer. 

Thanks again for all your help. You’ve been the best, couldn’t have got this far without your support.

I found David to be the utmost professional, polite, courteous yet clear on what the pros and cons were to the matter at hand. His advice was measured and insightful and served me well in my negotiations. Thank you David!

Professional service from the start to the finish. Thank you for your guidance, professional service and knowledge throughout. I would highly recommend the team at Kells! 

I was really impressed with the open and honest feedback regarding my case and how well the matter was dealt with. 


David is a partner and is the head of the Kells employment, personal injury and compensation teams. He is also a Law Society Accredited Specialist in personal injury law, employment law and industrial relations. He grew up in the leafy suburbs of the Sutherland Shire, has a strong commitment to helping clients and is assertive and fair.

David is named as one of New South Wales recommended Accident Compensation Lawyers in Doyle’s Guide to Lawyers 2021. The Doyle’s Guide is an independent directory which showcases Australia’s best firms and lawyers in various practice categories on a state-by-state and national basis.

What he does

David has acted for victims and defendants in all areas of personal injury for over 30 years. He is approachable, caring and determined, David goes to great lengths to understand his clients’ personal situations and stories and explain to them the legal process in detail. His approach is what ensures excellent outcomes, winning over 98% of cases.

David is also well practised in employment law and advises many employers and employee clients regarding employment contracts, post-employment restraints, unfair dismissals, redundancy, general protections claims, wage and statutory entitlement claims, workplace investigations, discrimination and harassment complaints, and all other aspects of employment related issues in the workplace. David has developed a reputation among small to large business enterprises for his honesty, integrity and efficient services

“Having worked in the personal injury and employment industry for over 30 years, I have seen the difference that high quality legal representation can make and dealing with insurance companies is the last thing you need when you’ve been injured. My direct approach provides my clients with an understanding of what to expect and how to get the best results.

Overall I am passionate about securing the best possible outcome for my clients.”

Who David works with

Small to large enterprises and private individuals.


David has a Bachelor of Law, Masters of Law, is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Employment Law and Industrial Relations and Personal Injury. He is a member of the NSW Law Society Injury Compensation Committee and Employment Law Committee since 2012.

Community Involvement

He is a former director of the Illawarra Health and the former president of the Wollongong District Law Society and has volunteered for over 25 years at the Illawarra Legal Advice Centre. David is regularly called upon by the New South Wales Law Society to either give evidence or speak on personal injury matters and for the past 15 years has been involved in the mock trial competition as a coach and later as a magistrate.

Life Outside Kells

David’s interests include watching cricket and rugby league, he relaxes by reading, keeping up to date on politics and likes to jog (very slowly). He also enjoys a fine drop of wine and his favourite holiday destination is Robe in South Australia.


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