Area of expertise

Insurance Law

  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Motor Vehicle Law
  • Public & Product Liability
  • Catastrophic Claims
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Compulsory Third Party Claims
  • Recoveries

Mark Malley

Partner Dip Law, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law

office Newcastle
phone +61 2 4911 5419

Mark is a highly experienced insurance lawyer with over 19 years’ experience in private practice and another five years working in-house for a major insurer.

Mark conducts a busy insurance practice comprising compulsory third party (CTP), public liability, property damage, professional indemnity and s151Z recovery matters. He acts for and advises a range of major Australian insurers and a number of local government bodies.

Mark has significant experience dealing with major catastrophic claims involving brain damage, paraplegia, and amputations and matters involving complex factual and legal issues, including multi-party litigation, applications for leave to proceed out of time, common law election, limitation of actions, double insurance and indemnity issues.

Mark also acts for a superannuation trustee in relation to total permanent disability (TPD) claims.

Before entering private practice Mark spent five years with GIO as a Legal Officer. Whilst there he handled workers compensation claims, common law industrial accident claims and section 151Z recovery matters.

Alternative dispute resolution is an area of particular interest and Mark has undergone mediation training with LEADR. With the increasing incidence of mediation, Mark’s clients have found his experience and training in the field to be of great assistance and value.

Mark was awarded a Master of Applied Law (Commercial Litigation) in October 2012. He is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.

Published Articles

Contributory negligence and the ‘Powerful Vehicle’ principle

Motor Vehicle Directions

Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v Cosmidis (No 2) [2014] NSWCA 139 The New South Wales Court of Appeal reconsiders the principles…

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Contributory negligence – relative culpability of pedestrian and driver

Motor Vehicle Directions

T and X Company Pty Ltd v Chivas [2014] NSWCA 235 (22 July 2014) Yesterday, the New South Wales Court of…

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Professional Membership

  • Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association Inc
  • Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Newcastle Law Society