Mark Ritter Sc


D   08 9220 0522
E   mritter@fbc.net.au

Year of election to the Bar:
1995
Appointment to Senior Counsel:
2004

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Areas of practice

Civil

Commercial
Appeals
Confiscations (proceeds of crime)
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Equity
Native title
Professional liability
Real property
Restraint of trade

Industrial and employment
Discrimination
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights  
Public sector appeals
Workplace health and safety

Personal injuries
Appellate
Judicial review – workers' compensation

Torts
Appellate
Intentional torts
Negligence
Professional negligence
 

Criminal

State offences
Crimes against the person
Drugs
Financial crime
Fraud
Money laundering  
Sexual assault
White collar and corporate crime

Commissions and other inquiries  
Crime and corruption commission  
Australian crime authority

Commonwealth offences
Crimes against the person  
Drugs
Financial crime  
Fraud
Money laundering  
Trafficking
White collar and corporate crime

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences
 

Public

Constitutional law

Environment and planning
Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
Environmental and planning offences
Local government
Merit appeals

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Customs
Disciplinary proceedings
Discrimination
Extradition
Immigration law
Judicial review and administrative law
Merits Review
Native title
Privacy/freedom of information
Social security and veteran entitlements
 

Succession

Wills and estates
Wills
Estates

 

Profile

Mark Ritter SC regularly practises in the areas of industrial and employment law – including professional disciplinary matters, immigration and administrative law, native title, criminal law, appeals and other civil litigation.

Prior to joining Francis Burt Chambers in 2010, Mark was a member of Wickham Chambers from 1995 to 2005, and then Acting President of the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission from October 2005 to December 2009.

He was appointed a senior counsel on 1 December 2004.

Mark conducted and authored the report for the 2004 Ministerial Inquiry into Occupational Health and Safety at BHP Billiton and Boodarie Iron in the Pilbara and is presently engaged to conduct and author a Ministerial review into the State industrial relations system. Mark was also a former author of the Native Title Service published by LexisNexis.

Mark is a member of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia and was for many years a member of the Legal Profession Complaints Committee. He is also a member of the Law Society senior advisors panel and mentoring scheme, and has taught ethics at the Articles Training Program and the University of Western Australia.

 

Qualifications

Date of admission: 1985

Qualifications: B Juris, LLB (1st Class Honours) (UWA)

 

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