Full Name: Mr Mark G Rinaldi
Phone: +61 3 9225 6952
Mobile: 0412 878 625
Chambers: Douglas Menzies Chambers
Room: 0501
Date of Admission: 2 May 1994
Called to the Bar: 22 May 1997
Qualifications: B.Juris (Hons), LL.B., B.A., LL.M., Grad. Dip. Corporations & Securities Law
Previous Occupation: Senior Associate, Freehills


Admission: 4 February 1991 (WA); 11 March 1991 (High Court)

Prior to joining the Bar in 1997, Mark was a solicitor and Senior Associate at Freehills (Perth and Melbourne) in commercial litigation and employee relations (1991-1997). He was also Associate to Justice French of the Federal Court in 1990-91. His Honours thesis at the University of Western Australia was on "The Liability of Local Authorities for Negligent Misstatement". His Master's thesis at the University of Melbourne was on "Fair Process in Redundancy". He is a general editor of Thomson Reuters' Fair Work Legislation.

Mark appears regularly in the Federal, Supreme, Federal Circuit and County Courts, Fair Work Commission, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and various disciplinary tribunals, as well as providing advice and conducting mediations, predominantly in employment, industrial and commercial law matters.  He also has chambers in Hobart, and is a member of the Tasmanian and Western Australian Bar associations. 

Mark is a director of the Barristers' Animal Welfare Panel, and a member of the national committee of the Australian Labour Law Association.  He is a general editor of Thomson Reuters' Fair Work Legislation and National Workplace Relations.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Expert Determination
  • Mediation
  • Neutral Evaluation


  • Civil Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • Sports
  • Superannuation

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Public Sector Appeals

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
  • Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions

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