MARK VAN DER HOUT
Phone
+61 2 9210 9100
Fax
+61 2 9223 2011

Mark joined BBW Lawyers in September 2016 and works closely with Michael Connelly across a broad range of workers compensation and public liability matters. With experience in public liability and the worker’s compensation jurisdiction, he is known for his approachable and outcome driven attitude, while providing concise and easily understood analysis of complex legal issues for his clients.

Prior to joining BBW Lawyers, Mark worked as a solicitor for some of Australia’s largest plaintiff law firms. He obtained valuable experience of the 'other side' working with particular focus on complex NSW and VIC liability, medical negligence and workers compensation matters. Mark draws upon the practical experience of his former role to bring an intelligent approach to his current claims work.

 

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Mark has been involved in several high profile litigation matters in the District Court, Supreme Court and High Court including the High Court matter of
Strong v Woolworths Ltd [2012] HCA 5. This is a seminal decision in the scope of Civil Liability; specifically, the element of causation. Through his involvement in the matter, Mark accrued a greater knowledge of the law surrounding negligence which, in turn, has translated to comprehensive and perceptive advice for his clients.  

 

Areas of Expertise
Workers compensation
Public & product liability claims
Work health and safety
Employment
Superannuation (TPD) claims
Professional indemnity litigation
General Insurance