Mark Dempsey SC
Mark Dempsey SC

Mark is a highly experienced commercial advocate with a wide-ranging commercial practice. He appears at trial and appellate levels in State and Federal Courts, and in Mediation and Arbitration throughout Australia.

He has developed a special expertise in construction and engineering disputes, in particular, in complex and challenging cases.

He has been recognised as a leader in the field of construction law and litigation in Best Lawyers in Australia (2017 edition), Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific (2017) and Doyle’s List (2016).

Mark provides first class service with acuity, efficiency and flexibility. He has a deep knowledge of the law and vast experience in the conduct of commercial disputes from over 30 years of legal practice, 13 as Senior Counsel.

Mark also practices as an Arbitrator (he is a Fellow of the CIArb) and Mediator. In each capacity, he deploys the high end skill sets derived from his years of practice, throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Mark enjoys working closely with his instructing solicitors and clients to achieve the optimal outcome in a cost effective manner.

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  • Appointed Senior Counsel: 2004
  • Admitted to the NSW Bar: 1988
  • Admitted as a Solicitor: 1983


  • 2012 FCIArb, FACICA
  • 1982 LLB (Hons) ANU
  • 1980 BA ANU