Mark Attard

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Mark Attard

Mark Attard

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Biography

Mark Attard is an insurance and litigation partner based in Melbourne.

In the area of professional indemnity and general insurance, Mark acts for Australian and London Market insurers and cover holders of building and construction professionals, lawyers, financial planners, accountants, insurance intermediaries, recruitment agencies, owner corporation managers, psychologists, travel agents, real estate agents and IT professionals.  

Mark regularly advises insurers on their policy wording, legislation, risk management, alternative dispute resolution and claims management.  He conducts litigation in all jurisdictions and also conducts arbitration.

Mark also has a building and construction practice. His focus includes negotiating and drafting building contracts and advising on risk management, legislation, alternative dispute resolution and insurance.  

For over a decade Mark has been a contributor to the The Law Handbook, a plain English guide to the law in Victoria published annually by the Fitzroy Legal Service. As part of this involvement, Mark has written and edited the chapters on insurance and domestic building and renovation.

Mark was ranked for insurance law in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers Australia. In 2014 and 2015 he was named as a leading individual in insurance in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In 2014 he was mentioned for his insurance work in Chambers Guide.  

Mark is an active blogger and can be found on Twitter and Medium @markjattard.


Professional experience

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  • Supreme Court of Victoria 1989
  • High Court of Australia 1996
  • Ranked for Insurance Law, Best Lawyers, 2013-17
  • Leading individual in insurance, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2014-15
  • Recognised lawyer in insurance, Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, 2014
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Building Disputes Practitioners Society
  • English
  • Maltese