Phone: (02) 9265 2500
Fax: (02) 9265 2555
Firm service areas: Family Law
Qualifications and Admissions
- Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Political Science)
- Master of Law and Legal Practice (Family Law)
- Accredited Specialist in Family Law
- Collaborative Law trained Solicitor
- Independent Children’s Lawyer Trained
- Adjunct Lecturer at College of Law NSW
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
Expertise and Practice Areas
- Family Law
Memberships and Industry Participation
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee (Law Society of NSW)
- Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)
- Family Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW
- Speaker and organiser of continuing professional development seminars including the annual “Judges’ Day” seminar at the College of Law NSW
Other Languages Spoken
Mark is an accredited specialist in family law as well as an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Applied Law (family law) program at the College of Law NSW.
The Law Society of NSW appointed Mark a member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee in 2014/15, 2016/17 and 2018/19. In addition, he has been appointed to the Law Society’s Family Law Committee in 2018 and 2019, which reviews legislation and government policy.
He was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005 and later the High Court of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University, majoring in philosophy/political science, and a Master of Law and Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney, majoring in family law.
Whilst his caseload is predominately based on often complex and protracted matrimonial property matters, Mark also has a commitment to parenting matters. He is trained as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and has taken part in previous Law Week activities by visiting local schools to educate children about the law. He is also certified as a collaborative law solicitor and has experience in family provision claims litigated in the Supreme Court of NSW.
In addition to his work, Mark has volunteered at a community legal centre and served as a pro bono family lawyer with the Cancer Council of NSW, whilst his strong interest in legal education leads him to present seminars on various topics relating to family law to private institutions and community groups. Mark is also a presenter to the profession in its Continuing Professional Development (‘CPD’) and organises as well as chairs the annual Judges’ Day seminar series at the College of Law.
He is a proud and respected member of the Sydney Coptic community and speaks fluent Arabic.
For Mark, representing clients who have been wronged by their former partner or spouse, whether in parenting and/or matrimonial property matters, is a solemn relationship built on trust, respect and hard work. It is important for Mark that his clients’ voices are heard in court and their entitlements are afforded to them.
Mark deals with all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to:
- Divorce and annulment
- Parenting arrangements
- Property settlements
- Spousal maintenance claims
- Child support disputes incl. over 18s maintenance
- Binding Financial Agreements
Mark’s vision is to continue to ensure Taylor & Scott provides quality legal services in both its advice and representation and maintain the firm’s reputation in Family Law as one that cares about and fights hard for its clients.
- Father Re-establishes Relationship with Child after Mother Fails to Comply with Parenting Orders for over Two Years
- Father Successful in Contravention Application – Mother to Contribute to His Legal Costs
- De Facto Wife Successful in Obtaining Orders for Interim Maintenance Payments
- When Can Your Child Decide Which Parent They Live With?
- What Happens to Inheritance in a Property Settlement?
- Do Grandparents Have Any Entitlement to Spend Time or Communicate with Their Grandchildren?
- Is My Spouse Entitled To Half Our Assets?
- Is A Court Order Really Necessary When It Comes To Children?