Mark Dempsey SC


Mark has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s leading Senior Counsel in the areas of major construction, engineering and infrastructure litigation and international arbitration. He also has extensive experience in a wide range of complex commercial and equity cases at trial and on appeal in State and Federal Courts throughout Australia.

Regularly briefed in technically challenging and highly complex disputes across Australia and the Asia Pacific, Mark has represented a broad range of government and leading corporate clients in large scale disputes. His expansive practice has seen him appear in disputes in Singapore and Fiji as well as Australia.

During his three decades in practice as a barrister, 18 years as Senior Counsel, Mark’s clients have derived great benefit from his extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Mark is highly commended for the strength of his advocacy, legal knowledge and expertise.

Over the past several years, Mark has received numerous accolades as a leading expert in Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide, Best Lawyers in Australia, Who’s Who Legal and Doyles Guide.
He is widely regarded as being one of the leading construction barristers in Australia.

Mark also practises as an Arbitrator (he is a Fellow of CIArb, ACICA and AIAC) mediator and expert determiner.