Mark Settle has a wide civil commercial practice. He is regularly briefed in the areas of contracts, building and construction, insurance and property law and regularly appears in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Mark has performed a considerable amount of professional negligence and disciplinary work, acting for all parties covering a wide variety of matters. He is also experienced in the area of administrative law, appearing in both judicial review and merits review matters.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Mark was Associate to Mr Justice Marks of the Supreme Court of Victoria.


Building and Construction

Carroll v Housing Guarantee Fund Ltd (Domestic Building) [2006] VCAT 1299; [2005] VCAT 2711- [2005] VCAT 2711-

Deco Group Holdings Pty Ltd v Seaford Developments Pty Ltd [2005] VCAT 1643

Commercial Law

Novawest Contracting v Altona industrial [2011] VSCA 104

Vigliaroni v CPS Investments [2009] VSC 428

eBay International AG v Creative Festival Entertainment Pty Limited (ACN 098 183 281) [2006] FCA 1768

Harrison v Lewis [2001] VSC 27

Equity and Trusts

Krok v Szaintop Homes Pty Ltd & Ors (No 1) [2011] VSC 16


Baneth v Asteron Life Limited [2005] VSC 369; (No 2) [2005] VSC 394

Professional Negligence

Bariamis v Coadys (Legal Practice) [2007] VCAT 645

Kay v Legal Profession Tribunal & ANor [2000] VSC 463

Property Law

JNM Pty Ltd v Adelaide Banner Pty Ltd [2009] VSC 327

Sanctuary Lakes Real Estate Pty Ltd (ACN 095 981 641) v Sanctuary Lakes Centre Pty Ltd (ACN 115 900 493) (Retail Tenancies) [2007] VCAT 2292

Administrative Law

Spilkin v Rosenberg [2011] VSCA 128

Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Agency Pty Ltd v Maclaw No 651 Pty Ltd [2003] VSC 40

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation. The information referred to above has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither Victorian Bar Inc nor the barrister's clerk have independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information and neither accepts any responsibility in that regard.


PH +61 3 9229 5004
Email [email protected]

Chambers: Room 4
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Property & Probate
Common Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Equity & Trusts
Wills & Probate
Family Provision
Professional Negligence
Public Law & Administrative Law
Judicial Review
Merits Review
Disciplinary Proceedings


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
07 Apr 1983
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
23 May 1985


BSc, DipLib, LLB

Also Entitled to Practise in

Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia