Mark Williams
LLB (Hons) (UQ), LLM (QUT)

Mediator

Mark is an experienced barrister of over 21 years continuous practice at the Queensland Bar from 1995, having before then been a solicitor from 1990. He has practised extensively over a wide range of commercial law disputes, not just in Queensland but in New South Wales and the Northern Territory as well, and is especially known in the field of building and construction law; having been listed in Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Junior Counsel in that area. He also adds to this experience some 15 years as a mediator in a whole range of commercial disputes, including building and construction, body corporate, service agreements, liquor licence, defamation, insolvency, and unfair preference disputes. Mark was for many years on the panel of mediators maintained by first, the Queensland Building Tribunal, and then, the Queensland Commercial and Consumer Tribunal. He is both a Nationally Accredited Mediator and LEADR Accredited Mediator and is a Registered Adjudicator of construction payment claims in Queensland. Additionally he is the author of numerous articles and papers; as well as the textbook Building Contracts & Regulation Queensland (ISBN 978-0-646-95162-1). 

Some of Mark’s relevant Training and Experience is as follows:

  • Over 25 years, as a solicitor and then barrister in continuous practice, in commercial litigation in Queensland and interstate
  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws, Queensland University of Technology
  • Mediation Training Certificate, Queensland University of Technology
  • Certificate in Adjudication, Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia
  • Registered Adjudicator for Queensland under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System
  • LEADR Accredited Mediator
  • Member, Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section) and Queensland Law Society Construction & Infrastructure Law Committee
  • Member, Society of Construction Law Australia
  • Practitioner Member Resolution Institute – formerly LEADR and Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia
  • Author of numerous papers and articles including the textbook Building Contracts & Regulation Queensland (ISBN 978-0-646-95162-1)

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