Articles by David Davis
David practices in all aspects of elder law and elder abuse, estate and business succession planning, estate administration and estate litigation, including the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, VCAT and the Victorian Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts. He has contributed to the development of policy at State and Federal levels regarding aged care, estate administration, powers of attorney and advance care directives through his articles and liaising with government bodies. He is the past Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria Elder Law Committee, is chair of the Ethics Committee of the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Arts Therapy, and is a Certified Tax Adviser with the Tax Institute of Australia.
Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk (But with Heart)
Introduction: Fiduciary Duty (Have a Heart) Board members have fiduciary duties that include acting in good faith in the best interests of their organisation, avoiding conflicts with their own personal interests, acting with reasonable care, skill and diligence and not using their positions to misuse information, gain profits or obtain benefits for themselves or for anyone else.1 Put another way, board members need to have a heart to create a culture in which the organisation’s strategy arises out of its inherent values.