Areas of Expertise

Employment Law, Industrial Relations, Work Health & Safety, Discrimination/Adverse Action, Contracts & Restraints

Mark has more than 25 years' experience in legal practice and specialises in the area of employment law and workplace relations.

Mark's expertise includes solving workplace problems, drafting contracts, advising on due diligence activities arising out of acquisitions and sale transactions, advising on industrial matters and employment issues such as termination of employment, bullying, discrimination, and occupational health and safety.

An Accredited Specialist (Workplace Relations) with the Law Institute of Victoria, Mark regularly presents to clients, legal conferences, industry associations and postgraduate students on various topics relating to employment law, IR and workplace health and safety.

What others say

"Recommended Lawyer – Australia, Labour and Employment Law"
Legal 500 Asia – Pacific 2018, 2019
"Leading Lawyer – Australia, Employee Benefits Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2021 – 2025



Advising Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (Priceline) on performance management programs; dealing with long-term absentee employees; and enterprise agreements at distribution centres across Australia.

Rasp Zinc Mine

Advising on large-scale redundancies at the Rasp Zinc Mine at Broken Hill, NSW with unions including CFMEU and AWU; interpretation of EA clauses; employee disciplinary matters; defending public liability and common law negligence claims arising out of serious workplace injuries and potential WHS breaches; managing Covid-19 restructure.

Fair Work Ombudsman

Appointed as panel firm to assist the Fair Work Ombudsman in advising businesses seeking assistance on employment law issues arising out of Covid-19 including Jobkeeper entitlements, workforce management, discipline and work directions, redundancies.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Advising Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on their response to COVID-19 including stand-down of majority of workforce; negotiations for variation of existing enterprise agreement to accommodate reductions in pay rates; negotiations with relevant union and completion of BOOT analysis and EA amendment to obtain successful employee vote.


Advising global payment services company PayPal, on COVID-19 related issues; workforce management; and redundancies.