Mark Youssef

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Partner

Email: info@tayscott.com.au
Phone: (02) 9265 2500
Fax: (02) 9265 2555

Firm service areas: Family Law

Offices: Sydney

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 and again in 2016.

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 and political science, and a Master of Law and Legal Practice degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, majoring in family law.

Whilst his caseload is predominantly based on often complex matrimonial property matters, Mark also has a commitment to parenting matters. In that regard, he has successfully completed training to become an Independent Children’s Lawyer, and has taken part in previous Law Week activities by visiting local schools to educate children about the law. Mark 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 is a pro bono family lawyer with the Cancer Council of NSW where he provides legal advice to people with limited financial resources, while 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.

He is a proud and respected member of the Sydney Coptic community, and speaks fluent Arabic.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Political Science)

Master of Law and Legal Practice (Family Law)

Accredited Specialist Family Law

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Collaborative Law Solicitor

Independent Children’s Lawyer Trained

Adjunct Lecturer at College of Law NSW

Memberships and Industry Participation:

Member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee (Law Society of NSW)

Law Society of NSW

Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)

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