Mark is a partner in our construction team with near 20 years’ experience.
Mark’s practice spans both front and back end from contract negotiation and drafting through to all forms of dispute resolution and advisory services across multiple jurisdictions.
In terms of litigation and dispute resolution Mark has extensive experience in all dispute resolution processes from mediation to adjudication, expert determination and arbitration and has litigated in all relevant courts and tribunals (including the Court of Appeal on multiple occasions).
In terms of drafting Mark has drafted numerous head contracts and bespoke subcontract suites for main contractors.
Mark has been involved in a number of touchstone cases on Security of Payments.
Brett is a rare breed in the law. His combination of 10 years of on-site construction engineering experience combined with 30 years in construction law makes him unique amongst his peers. Hands-on and fearless – this forms the heart of the Vincent Young philosophy and market edge.
His technical knowledge transcends the law. He loves nothing more than to get on-site and get to the heart of an issue in order to find the smartest solution. From advising on claims preparation and interpretation of contracts through to court and international arbitration.
Brett holds a B App Sc (Project Management), Dip Law and LLM. During his extensive career as a lawyer he has worked with all parties across the construction industry – from main contractors to principals, consultants and subcontractors.
Brett has run some of the most pre-eminent legal cases in the construction industry in the last 30 years. He has been recognised repeatedly in the Doyles Guide as a recommended construction and infrastructure lawyer since 2015.
David is the head of the commercial and insolvency department at Vincent Young.
David has an extensive network and the proven ability to deliver great outcomes for his clients. David is particularly well known in the insolvency industry and has conducted litigation in almost all of Australia’s appellate and trial courts.
Prior to joining Vincent Young as a partner, David worked as a senior lawyer for many years in a top tier international law firm having worked previously at other large law firms and as the Researcher to the Commercial and Technology and Construction List Judges in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
David is pragmatic. He prides himself on the close relationships he builds with his clients and the quality of the services he provides.
Petar has been a legal and strategic consultant to Vincent Young for over fourteen years.
Prior to working with Vincent Young, Petar has been General Counsel for Sydney City Council and a lawyer at two national law firms specialising in finance, property and commercial matters. Both during and after the Sydney Olympics Petar was also the key legal adviser to the Central Sydney Planning Committee.
Petar has extensive experience in dealing with Councils, other planning authorities and developers and adds value to any transaction with the combination of his commercial and legal understanding of the issues and often by playing a strategic role in working with the planning consultants in dealings with the consent authorities.
Mike has spent many years as a partner in leading law firms, and for some of that time as the National Property + Projects lead partner.
Mike works with Australian and global private and public sector clients on real estate and infrastructure projects and transactions integral to their business.
Mike has been and is advising on some of the most significant redevelopment and infrastructure projects in Australia including CBD developments, rail and port projects, alternative energy projects and head office leasing.
Thomas has over 10 years’ experience acting for prominent clients, both domestic and international – providing expert advice in relation to all aspects of property law.
Thomas specialises in large-scale land acquisitions and disposals, petroleum franchising, major and institutional leasing, shopping centre acquisition, disposal and leasing, childcare centre acquisition, disposal and management, hotel acquisition, disposal and management, off-the-plan sales, strata management, greenfield development, due diligence and taxation.
Thomas is commercially minded and outcome-oriented, with positive client results the driving force behind his practice.
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Queensland, Thomas is qualified to act for clients across multiple Australian jurisdictions.