Full Name: 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 and reading with Tim North 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, County and Magistrates' 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 the Hobart City Football Club, and a member of the national committee of the Australian Labour Law Association.  

Areas of Practice


  • Appellate
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Securities and Investments
  • Superannuation


  • Appellate
  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination
  • Immigration Law
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review


  • Civil Appeals


  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
  • Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Work Health and Safety


  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests


Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Arbitrators
  • Expert Determiners
  • Mediators
  • Referees
  • Neutral Evaluators

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Federal Courts
  • High Court of Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Western Australia

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