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Position & professional background

Marek is our Special Counsel in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. With extensive experience in many areas of the law, Marek spent 17 years as a sole practitioner before joining Mahoneys. He is also a Court Approved Costs Assessor.

Marek has significant Court experience and is regularly briefed by other firms locally and interstate to appear as their agent in Queensland and Commonwealth Courts. In addition to his Court-based experience, Marek also has a strong background in commercial and property law.

A regular presenter at conferences and national webinars, Marek’s work on issues arising from the implementation of the Personal Property Securities Register has been published in the peak corporate governance journal Keeping Good Companies.

With his broad experience in legal practice, Marek has also had a hand in training the next generation of lawyers as a sessional academic with the Australian National University in the area of Wills and Estate Administration.

Education & admission

Marek holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1995. In 1996, he was admitted to the roll of solicitors in the High Court.

Areas of expertise
  • Complex litigation
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Estate administration, planning and litigation
  • Professional licensing and disciplinary matters
  • Costs assessment and consulting
  • Litigation in all State and Federal Courts, including Appellate Courts and the High Court of Australia
  • Criminal law in all State and Commonwealth jurisdictions
  • Traffic and driver's licensing matters
  • Commercial transactions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Defamation
  • Media, internet and technology legal issues
  • Business structuring and asset protection
  • Family law
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Property transactions
  • Agency matters and advocacy
Recent litigation experience

Marek has been involved in significant litigation action relating to:

  • Legal costs – specifically what law firms must do in order to recover their costs
  • The responsibilities of partners to persons affected by their wrongdoing – resulting in a successful defence in the High Court
  • Defamation claims against major national broadcasters
  • Providing expert evidence to Courts on the subject of legal costs in State and Commonwealth matters
  • Complex taxation and estate issues in high-value estates as part of broader estate litigation
  • Urgent applications to protect assets from dissipation by judgment debtors
  • Representing witnesses and persons of interest in high-profile criminal investigations.

Get In Touch To Discuss Your Legal Needs

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    +61 7 3007 3777
    Gold Coast Office
    +61 7 5562 2959