Mark Sheldon

Mark SheldonMark Sheldon

Mark specialises in major construction and engineering matters, including large infrastructure projects and mining disputes. He is also regularly briefed in large-scale, complex commercial and property matters.  He regularly appears unled for a diverse range of clients comprising top-tier Australian and international construction contractors, sub-contractors, multi-national corporations, overseas mining operators, local councils, certifiers, developers and strata owners.

Mark has increasingly been selected as Counsel of choice in commercial matters that arise from, or relate to, construction or engineering. In such matters, Mark is often relied upon to manage parts of the case where his technical expertise is sought, and he takes an active role as advocate in those parts of the case.

Mark’s experience extends beyond the court room to domestic and multi-million-dollar international arbitrations in the Asia-Pacific region. Complementing his litigation practice, Mark has considerable experience helping clients to achieve pragmatic and commercial solutions by way of expert determination, adjudication and mediation.

Mark has a strong reputation for applying a strategic, practical and commercial approach to resolving disputes. He enjoys working collaboratively with teams of lawyers and experts to analyse, distill and resolve complex legal issues and is valued for his approachability, thorough preparation and strong work ethic.

Mark has been consistently recognised in several legal directories, including The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Doyle's Guide and Who’s Who Legal for his expertise in the field of construction and infrastructure.

Prior to being called to the Bar in 2015, Mark practised as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Arnold Bloch Leibler and before that was Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Einstein in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Commercial and Technology and Construction Lists). 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.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of New South Wales. Previously, he was a headnote author for the New South Wales Law Reports and co-authored the catchwords for Domestic Commercial Arbitration for the New South Wales Law Reports.


"Mark is technically very strong, has great advocacy skills, is strategic and commercial, responsive, reliable and gets into the detail of every matter."

— The Legal 500
Admissions and Appointments
  • Admitted to the Bar: 2015
  • Admitted as a Legal Practitioner: 2012
  • LLB (Hons), UNSW: 2010
  • BCom (Distinction), UNSW: 2010
Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Services
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Building & Construction
Commercial Law
Competition & Consumer Law
Corporations Law
Equity & Trusts
Insurance & Re-Insurance
Professional Indemnity
Real Property and Strata Disputes