Full Name: Dr Mark Gumbleton
Phone: +61 3 9225 8113
Fax: 9225 8480
Chambers: William Crockett Chambers
Room: Level 7
Date of Admission: 28 Apr 2003
Called to the Bar: 11 May 2006
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons), SJD
Previous Occupation: Solicitor, Clayton Utz and North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency


Mark Gumbleton practices principally in criminal law.  His expertise is in drug related proceedings and other organised crime; white-collar crime; OHS and other regulatory offences.  He holds a doctorate in criminal law, in the area of complicity.  

Mark has been listed in Doyle's Guide to the Leading Criminal Law Barristers - Victoria in 201520162017 and 2018.  He is a member of leading criminal law chambers, William Crockett Chambers, and the Criminal Bar Association.


Drug related proceedings - Mark has particular expertise in offences involving the importation, trafficking, manufacture and cultivation of illicit drugs and related offences (such as money laundering and dealing with the proceeds of crime).  He appears in State and Federal asset confiscation proceedings arising out of drug offending and money laundering.

Other organised crime - Mark is experienced in organised crime involving allegations of violence, firearms/weapons, blackmail, extortion and corruption.  He is familiar with State and Federal bodies exercising coercive powers (for example, the ACIC/ACC, OCE and IBAC).  He has a sound understanding of the legislation governing telephone intercepts, surveillance devices and search warrants.

White collar crime - Mark appears in proceedings against individuals that have arisen out of investigations conducted by Victoria Police, the AFP, ATO, ASIC and ACCC.  This includes allegations involving bribery, fraud, deception, theft, breach of directors’ duties, market manipulation and insider trading.

Regulatory offences -  Mark prosecutes and defends occupational health and safety offences.  In particular, he has appeared for and against employers in the building industry and agricultural sector.  Mark defends animal cruelty, environmental, building and food safety prosecutions. 


Academic Studies - Mark completed his doctorate at Monash University in the area of complicity, as it applies to homicide.  He received the Butterworths awards in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law (undergraduate) and the Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick award for Internet Law (postgraduate).

Previous Employment - Mark was employed as an articled clerk and solicitor in construction and commercial litigation at Clayton Utz (2002-2004).  He subsequently worked as a solicitor advocate at the North Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service in Darwin, now the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (2005).

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law

Criminal Law

  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Property

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Planning Offences

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Merits Review

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