Mark Kelly

Present Position

Barrister & Commercial Mediator, Park Chambers, Auckland

Professional Experience

Qualifications

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

Advocacy

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.

Mediation

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.

Appointments

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

Publications

Multiple seminars and articles on mediation - see: www.markkelly.co.nz/law-articles-seminars-mark-kelly.html

Personal Summary

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.

Speciality Areas

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.