About

Mark McKillop is a barrister at the Victorian Bar.  For his Victorian Bar website profile and contact details, including a list of recent cases, click here.

Mark accepts briefs in all commercial matters, particularly in insolvency, banking, corporations, property and taxation litigation.

Mark McKillop accepts briefs as Counsel and as Mediator in all commercial matters, particularly in insolvency, banking, corporations and property litigation.

Mark has 25 years’ experience in commercial law as Counsel and in his prior career as a solicitor in private practice and inhouse.  As a barrister, he takes a direct and clear approach in discussing matters with clients and in presenting cases in Court. 

Mark’s practice has been ranked in Doyle’s Guide Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Junior Counsel – Victoria, 2019.

Before coming to the bar, Mark was a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison in its commercial disputes group practising principally in insolvency, banking and commercial matters. Whilst at Minter Ellison, as a secondee, he managed the NSW and ACT legal group of the National Australia Bank in 2005, advising the Bank’s recoveries and workouts team. In 2007 he was seconded on a part time basis to a major retirement village provider, resolving its exposure to a series of insolvent managed investment schemes.

Mark is an accredited mediator under the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS).

As a barrister Mark has appeared mainly in commercial matters in his area of practice including PPSA disputes, oppression matters, freezing orders in a range of contexts, priority disputes and caveat applications, s146 disputes, all aspects of voluntary administrations and liquidations, examinations, setting aside or termination of deeds of company arrangement, corporate winding up, setting aside of demands, bankruptcy matters including sequestration,   s120 and s121 recoveries, annulments, personal liability of insolvency practitioners, remuneration approval, preference and uncommercial transactions, cross border insolvency orders, mortgage enforcement and recovery, guarantee enforcement, managed investment schemes and financial aspects of Family Law matters.

Mark has an extensive advisory practice, including in relation to insolvency and reconstruction, banking and securities advice including an extensive PPSA practice, mortgage and security assessment, caveats, family law related security and mortgage matters.

Mark has been a member of ARITA and is a former President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association Melbourne CBD forum.

He has presented extensively and been published in his areas of practice, most recently regarding Recent Developments in the PPSA with the Leo Cussens Institute,  Caveats in Family Law with Nicholes Family Law,  PMSIs for the LIV and Leo Cussens and on Pleading in Commercial Cases for a number of law firms.   Recent publications include “A Questionable Practice – PPSA” ARITA Journal March 2016, 32 and   “Caveats – A Refresher” – Foleys List Commercial CPD March 2018 with Philip Barton

Mark accepts direct briefs from insolvency practitioners and others in appropriate cases.

Mark is also experienced in industrial matters.

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