Mark was admitted as a solicitor in 2015. He has broad experience across a number of areas of law, including commercial and corporate, property and planning, media and defamation, associations and charities, family, employment, administrative and succession law.
He has experience consulting barristers, solicitors, experts, government and tribunals in disputes related to trust, employment, commercial, media, migration, planning and community matters. He has been involved in resolving complex and difficult matters in the course of civil litigation, advocacy, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution, resulting in numerous substantial and successful outcomes.
Mark’s experience prior to becoming a solicitor included working for over 25 years as the director and manager of public and private businesses, associations and charitable foundations in the media, education, finance and community sectors.
His background has provided him with a solid knowledge and understanding of the legal and practical requirements of his clients. As clients often differ in their needs, Mark hopes that his experience, legal knowledge and communication skills will enable him to establish a well-earned respect within the legal profession, government, commercial and multicultural community.
Mark has high-level communication, analytical, mediation and negotiation skills. He is adaptable in difficult situations and is understanding, empathetic and respectful when dealing with clients. Mark also speaks Ukrainian and has extensive experience assisting non-English speaking clients.
Outside of work, Mark is engaged in various social, multicultural and community activities, educational charities and not-for-profit organisations. He has an active interest in the arts and music.
In addition to being a solicitor, Mark is the editor and publisher of the Free Thought newspaper – a Ukrainian newspaper that has been published in Australia since 1949. He is also the Chair of the Board of the Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Ltd.