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Mark is an experienced litigator and mediator with extensive expertise in representing clients both in alternative dispute resolution and in the Courts. He specialises in early dispute resolution, working with clients on strategic dispute management consistent with their protocols and obligations. Mark has mediation credentials from both LEADR and University of Windsor Law School. When necessary, however, he brings clients strong litigation experience in State and Federal courts and tribunals.
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Mark advises on various administrative law matters including discrimination, judicial review and procedural fairness. He also regularly advises clients on the application and interpretation of legislation, and the interpretation of contractual arrangements in a wide range of disputes. He represents clients in professional disciplinary proceedings or Boards investigating questions of profesional competence.
An experienced mediator and litigator, Mark has extensive expertise in public and private sector employment disputes. He has advised clients on discrimination matters, managing workplace injury and compensation, work health and safety legal compliance, code of conduct investigations, harassment and adverse action claims. Mark has resolved claims through mediation and represented clients in defence of claims in tribunals and the Courts.
Mark has been advising Government clients for more than 15 years. He is a dispute resolution specialist, particularly in the areas of compensation claims, insurance, commercial and employment disputes. He advises on multi-party and representative actions, internal investigations, liability, work health and safety, regulatory compliance and risk management. Mark also advises on administrative law matters, including discrimination, judicial review and natural justice.
Mark acts for both insurers and government clients in resolving compensation and damages claims in both State and Federal jurisdictions. He provides advice in all insurance-related issues, as well as insurance policy drafting and advice. Mark has resolved numerous negligence claims including claims for contribution or indemnity, toxic torts, and claims where significant damage has occurred often involving complex evidence and legal issues. He has represented directors and officers in regulatory investigations and employment related disputes.
Mark Treffers (Partner, Australian Capital Territory) has more than 30 years’ experience as a litigation and dispute resolution specialist in all areas of commercial, construction, compensation and insurance disputes, and regulatory risk advice.
He acts for many of Australia’s leading corporations, insurers and banks, as well as government agencies.
Mark’s expertise spans legislative and regulatory advising, liability and compensation claims including toxic torts and multi-party disputes, employment disputes and investigations, professional indemnity, public liability, D&O and EPL claims, work health and safety risk and breaches and disputes with serious reputational risk. He also manages commercial litigation and advises in public sector employment disputes and administrative law matters.
Working with clients, Mark specialises in early alternative dispute resolution, strategic management of potential disputes, and practical resolution of risk exposure in the workplace. However, when appropriate, Mark applies his significant litigation experience to manage disputes across State and Federal jurisdictions in both courts and tribunals and often appears as an advocate.
He also advises in public and private sector employment disputes, occupational health and safety compliance, and administrative law matters.
Some significant clients include ACT Government, Airservices Australia, Department of Defence, Guild Insurance, Zurich Insurance, Chubb Insurance and Wesfarmers.
Mark has mediation credentials from both LEADR and the University of Windsor Law School.
Disclaimer: Some of the information on this page refers to our experience in Australian States and Territories other than New South Wales. Due to advertising restrictions in New South Wales, we are prohibited from publishing information about some of the legal services which we provide in that State.
Mark advises corporate and government clients on all aspects of compliance with the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation.