Mark Steele SC



Mark came to the Bar in 1995 after working as a commercial lawyer at Hedderwick Fookes & Alston in Melbourne and Linklaters & Paines in London and then ten years as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers and Goldman Sachs in London, New York and Sydney. He took silk in 2013.

He has acted in a wide range of commercial and company disputes and has been involved in a number of complex and long running commercial cases.

Mark has acted both for and against ASIC in relation to a large number of corporate governance and civil penalty matters, including investigations and litigation arising out of major corporate collapses, such as One.Tel, Allco Financial Group and ABC Learning, and recently appeared for ASIC in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

Mark also has a depth of experience in larger, employment related matters (restraints of trade and alleged breaches of employment contracts) in the Federal and Supreme Courts.

Rod Smith SC



Rod has appeared in appellate and trial courts in many Australian states. He has been involved both as junior and senior counsel in significant commercial litigation, including large corporate disputes and lengthy trials.

Nick Kidd SC



Nick has practised in commercial litigation for more than 25 years.

He spent the first 7 years of his legal career as a solicitor employed by Allens in Sydney. In 1998, he came to the NSW bar. He was appointed senior counsel in 2012.

Nick appears in a wide range of matters with a focus on commercial, corporations, building and construction and equity litigation.

Nick is a clear, quick and strategic thinker, and easy to work with. He is skilled at identifying the critical issues in complex disputes, and presenting his clients’ arguments persuasively and with clarity.