Mr Simon E. Marks QC

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Simon came to the Bar from Mallesons (now King & Wood Mallesons) in 1986.

Areas of Practice

Throughout his career, he has practiced in commercial litigation incorporating contract law, companies, major torts, equity, insolvency and bankruptcy, banking and finance.  He has practiced extensively in competition law (anticompetitive conduct, mergers, third party access to infrastructure, and consumer law), and general commercial litigation including family law (property). He has been involved in major common law cases, inquiries and investigations.

He has appeared as counsel in significant state and national inquiries, including in two Royal Commissions: the Tricontinental Royal Commission (1990-1991) and the Victorian Longford Gas Royal Commission (1998-1999) (as Junior Counsel assisting the Commission). In 2007, he assisted the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in a National Petrol Inquiry (as counsel assisting). He is currently acting for the Uniting Church in Australia (Victorian and Tasmanian Synod) in relation to the Commonwealth Child Abuse Royal Commission (2014-2016). 

Some of the more significant cases in which he has been involved are listed here

Court Work

He regularly appears at trial and appellate level in the State (Supreme and County) and Federal courts.


He has a large advice practice in major commercial disputes including for significant public companies and for government.


He regularly acts as mediator in complex disputes involving commercial matters.


He is currently a member of the Readers’ Course Sub-Committee of the Victorian Bar's Legal Education and Training Committee. He has also served as a member of the Victorian Bar Human Rights Committee.


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    11 April 1985
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    29 May 1986
  • Date Appointed Silk
    24 November 2005
  • Qualifications
    LLB, B.Comm

Areas of Speciality

  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices