Barrister & Commercial Mediator, Park Chambers, Auckland
LLB (Hons) BA, Auckland University,1993
Admitted to the New Zealand bar, 1993
Resolution Institute-accredited mediator
Completed Mediating Disputes course at Harvard Law School
Winner of Resolution Institute's 2015 award for contribution to dispute resolution by an emerging practitioner
Recognised as one of the top 10 mediators in New Zealandin 2016 by LawFuel
From 1994-1998, Mark was a litigator at Russell McVeagh. In 1999 he worked in Dublin, at A & L Goodbody, Ireland's pre-eminent firm. From 2000-2004, he was a litigator at Simpson Grierson. Since 2005, he has been a barrister, practising from Park Chambers, Auckland.
Mark has broad experience in litigating contractual and property disputes, construction claims, company and insolvency issues, negligence and other tortious claims, intellectual property disputes, employment disputes, trustee liability issues, and medico-legal matters.
Mark has appeared in the High and District Courts many times and also in the Court of Appeal. He also has experience in the Employment Court, the Employment Authority, the Weathertight Homes Tribunal, the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, and the Coroner's Court. He has acted as counsel in numerous mediations and arbitrations.
Mark's experience as a mediator has involved successfully mediating disputes relating to company, construction, contract, earthquake, education, employment, finance, insurance, intellectual property, tortious and weathertightness issues . He has worked with local and international parties.
Mark has taught and coached mediation skills.
AMINZ Council member
AMINZ mediation panel
Health and Disability Commissioner's mediation panel
New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre mediation panel
On the list of mediators used by the New Zealand Law Society Lawyers Complaints Service
Appointee on the WIPO Center's List of Mediators
Multiple seminars and articles on mediation - see: www.markkelly.co.nz/law-articles-seminars-mark-kelly.html
Mark is a current member of the Society of Construction Law, the Medico-Legal Society and The Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Mark has maintained a pro bono commitment to the Otara Citizens? Advice Bureau since the mid-90s. He recentlycompleted seven years on the board of a decile 1 primary school. He has undertaken coaching work for The Peace Foundation, and been involved in various other charitable and pro bono work. Mark is married, with two children, and lives on Auckland's North Shore.
Contractual and property disputes, construction claims, company and insolvency issues, weathertightness issues, earthquake claims, negligence and other tortious claims, intellectual property disputes, employment disputes, trustee liability issues, and medico-legal matters.