Prior to commencing at the Bar, Mark Holden was an artist and entrepreneur in the entertainment industry in Australia and the United States of America for over 25 years.
He has extensive experience in contract, copyright and licensing in the Australian and international publishing, touring, merchandising, personal services, artist management and recording arenas. His experience includes involvement in numerous transactions with multi-national recording companies. He has highly developed negotiation and dispute resolution skills and experience in the settlement of major disputes at all stages of the litigation process.
Mark has worked with and advised a wide variety of successful artists including The Temptations and Delta Goodrem and his production company launched the career of Vanessa Amorosi in Australia and internationally. He has advised artists with multi-national recording companies and settled major disputes out of court.
Since coming to the Bar, Mark has practised extensively in IVO and Stalking matters and in the criminal law area from indictable offences to cybercrime, committals, contests and early resolution.
Mark has undertaken cultural awareness training provided by Kellawan Indigenous Consultants for persons who are members of Aboriginal communities.
Mark has also run a complex copyright matter in the County Court to settlement and entertainment industry disputes in the County and Magistrates' Courts.
Mark has juniored prominent QCs in appeals to the Supreme Court and County Court in criminal matters. He is currently junioring and drafting pleadings for Marie Shaw QC in an appeal to the Supreme Court in the Legal Liability List.
While maintaining his practice at VCAT and the Magistrates' Court for commercial and criminal matters, Mark is now extending his practice into appeals from those jurisdictions and the pleadings required for such proceedings.
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