Area of expertise

Commercial Law

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Planning & Environment
  • Property & Development

Insurance Law

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Insurance Law and Litigation

Mark Brothers

Partner BA, Dip Ed, BLegS, Dip Leg Prac

office Newcastle
phone +61 2 4911 5422

Mark came to law after a long career in audit and prosecutions, including income tax and information technology advice at the Australian Taxation Office.

The 2020 edition of renowned legal directory The Legal 500 notes our Construction team as ‘Responsive, pragmatic, commercial, and true expertise’ and offering ‘Technical expertise balanced with pragmatic commercial drafting and solutions’.

Mark advised Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter in relation to all environmental and planning matters, including plant expansion and upgrading, Protection of the Environment Operations Act licence matters, the defence of ‘toxic tort’ claims, environmental prosecutions, and issues relating to plant closure and ongoing obligations under the Contaminated Land Management Act.

He advised a sand miner in relation to closing down mining and processing operations in Eastern NSW, including advice on existing use rights and the rehabilitation and sale of former mining sites and waste dumps. He also advised electric lamp manufacturers and Sandvijk Australia in relation to similar issues.

He has advised clients including developers and manufacturers in relation to general planning and Land & Environment Court matters.

Mark acts in general litigation matters including building and construction cases and commercial matters. He has represented local government at coronial inquests.

The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 notes our Property team as having ‘considerable expertise and knowledge in property/leasing issues and are responsive especially when there are strict time frames’ and ‘The team is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value’.


Professional Membership

  • Australian Professional Indemnity Group
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Society of Notaries of NSW