Mark Sheldon
Mark Sheldon

Mark maintains a significant practice in major engineering and construction disputes. More broadly, he also regularly acts in complex commercial law and property disputes.

Every consecutive year since being called to the Bar, Mark has been recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended, emerging or leading barrister in the field of Construction & Infrastructure. In 2019 he was also recognised as a Future Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Construction.

Mark appears in a vast array of courts and tribunals across Australia and for a broad range of clients. Mark’s typical client base consists of top-tier Australian construction contractors and sub-contractors, multi-national corporations, overseas mining operators, local councils, developers and strata owners.

Mark has also appeared in a number of multi-million dollar domestic and international arbitrations in the Asia-Pacific region and in expert determinations, adjudications and mediations.

Previously, Mark practised as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Arnold Bloch Leibler, in the Construction Litigation and Commercial Litigation Departments. While at Corrs, Mark was seconded to the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), to assist in the drafting of the ACICA Arbitration Rules. Prior experience also includes being Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Einstein in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Commercial and Technology and Construction Lists).

Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) from the University of New South Wales. He was a headnote author for the New South Wales Law Reports and authored the catchwords for Domestic Commercial Arbitration for the New South Wales Law Reports with John West QC.


  • Admitted to the NSW Bar: 2015
  • Admitted as a Solicitor: 2012


  • LLB (Hons), UNSW 2010
  • BCom (Distinction), UNSW 2010