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David Laidlaw is a partner with a major Melbourne law firm. In his practice David acts in a wide range of large-scale tort, contract and corporate litigation matters. His board appointments have included Asian Law Centre Board University of Melbourne, Law Institute Council, the Federal Attorney General's International Legal Services Advisory Council, the ADVOC Asia Board and Inter-Pacific Bar Association Council. He is also a current board member of the Melbourne Prize Trust. David has a keen interest and involvement in the arts, which stretches back to his days as a national student arts leader. David has served on a number of arts boards and was instrumental in fostering his law firm's support of Australian artists, including its sponsorship of artists selected to represent Australia at the Venice Biennales. He was also responsible for the establishment of the Maddocks' Art Prize for emerging artists in the visual arts. He and his wife Megan also run black cattle on their farm property in Western Victoria.