Mark commenced practice as a barrister in Brisbane in 1998 and has an extensive practice grounded in building and construction, infrastructure, mining and property disputes. Mark was appointed Queen’s Counsel in November 2018.
This development based background has given Mark extensive experience in land sales, valuation and leasing disputes; building, infrastructure and mining contract claims; professional negligence claims regarding engineers (geotechnical, structural, mechanical, hydrological), architects and certifiers as well as legislative entitlements and obligations (QBCC Act, Payments Act, Subcontractor’s Charges Act, and land and property legislation).
He has acted both for and against State and local authorities as well as professional and construction sector regulators. His clients include international, national and local construction firms, subcontractors and developers on matters including:
- SEQ water grid
- Dredging works
- Exploratory drilling operations
- Gold/copper processing facilities
- High-rise apartment buildings
- LNG pipeline works
- Coal processing and handling plants
- Shopping centres
- Warehouse distribution centres
- Civil works for subdivisions
- Freight train derailment
- Water and sewerage pipelines (trenching and horizontal directional drilling);
He appears in State and Federal Courts as well as arbitral proceedings (international and domestic), expert determinations and mediations. He takes appointments as arbitrator, expert (determinations) and mediator. Mark is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Society of Construction Law Australia and the Queensland branch of the Building Dispute Practitioners Society.