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Mark Harley helps businesses protect their commercial interests by advising on and enforcing their legal rights — through both preventive measures and, if necessary, litigation. Mark has practised in commercial law, commercial litigation and insolvency law for more than 10 years. He established Boss Lawyers in 2014.
With degrees in law and information technology, as well as being a director of several companies, Mark speaks the language of business owners and has a first hand understanding of the issues facing his clients.
Mark has represented clients in a wide range of litigation matters and has considerable experience in asset structuring, corporate and commercial matters.
- Bachelor of Laws, Queensland University of Technology, 2007
- Bachelor of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology, 2007
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2008
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 2008
Professional Publications and Committees
- Member of the Queensland Law Society
- Law and Legislation Portfolio Councillor – Australian Institute of Credit Management (2017 – 2019)
- Pro Bono Lawyer – Arts Law Centre of Australia (2012 – 2018)
- Past Member, Queensland Law Society Access to Justice & Ethics (2014 – 2016)
- “Changes to the Postal Evidence Rule”, Volume 26, No 2, December 2018, Legal Publication for the Australian Institute of Credit Management
- “Till Debt do us Part”, Volume 26, No 3, March 2019, Legal Publication for the Australian Institute of Credit Management
- Principal, Boss Lawyers, 2014 to present
- Solicitor, Tucker & Cowen, 2011 – 2014
- Solicitor / Associate, Rostron & Carlyle, 2009 -2011
- Law Clerk / Solicitor, Kenny & Co, 2006 – 2008
Commercial Litigation and Insolvency Experience
- Corporate insolvency litigation
- Bankruptcy litigation
- Professional negligence claims
- Partnership disputes, joint venture disputes
- Intellectual property litigation
- Public examinations
- Property joint ventures, trust, financing disputes
- Commercial lease disputes
- Specific performance, restitution and other specialty remedies
- Rent review issues.
David’s been working as a lawyer exclusively in commercial litigation and dispute resolution since 2010. In that time, he’s have acted for individuals, partnerships, trustees and private companies in a variety of matters and court and tribunal proceedings, and developed a particular interest in assisting clients with issues arising from contractual and building and construction disputes.
David’s approach to commercial disputes is pragmatic and outcome-orientated. He works with our clients to understand their issues, and to provide them with practical advice and quality service aimed at protecting and pursuing their interests, and obtaining the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective way.
David is admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
Sharon has gained experience in a number of commercial and corporate matters, including interpreting legislation in insolvency, corporate governance, compulsory acquisition of land, contractual issues, retail shop leases and trademark infringements.
Sharon is admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland. She holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Before joining Boss Lawyers, Sharon worked as an environmental engineer at Gold Coast Water and URS Australia and was involved in assisting clients regarding contaminated land, water quality monitoring and modelling, flood modelling, air quality reporting, water balance modelling and environmental site assessments for petroleum stations. Sharon has also gained experience in the retail industry where she created an invoicing system to calculate rental outgoings and was involved in rental reviews.
- Bachelor of Laws, University of Southern Queensland, 2014 – 2018
- Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (Hons), Griffith University, 1998-2001
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, 2018
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2019
- Lawyer / Paralegal, Boss Lawyers, 2017- present
- Property Management Officer, Retail Shopping Centre, 2007-2012
- Project Surface Water Engineer, URS Australia, 2002-2006
- Project Engineer, Gold Coast Water, 2001-2002
Commercial, Corporate and Insolvency Experience
- Compulsory acquisition of land
- Retail shop leases and outgoings
- Unfair preference claims
- Cross border insolvency
- Company insolvency
- Trademark infringement
- Drafting commercial contracts
- Corporate governance
Callum has gained legal experience in a number of areas, including debt collection, costs assessment, corporate governance disputes, and restitution.
Callum is currently studying a dual Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (German, International Relations) at the University of Queensland.
Before joining the Boss team, Callum gained experience with an immigration law firm.
- (Ongoing) Bachelor of Laws (Hons)/Bachelor of Arts
- ‘Changes to the Postal Evidence Rule’, Volume 26, No 2, December 2018, Legal Publication for the Australian Institute of Credit Management
- ‘Till Debt do us Part’, Volume 26, No 3, March 2019, Legal Publication for the Australian Institute of Credit Management
- Paralegal, Boss Lawyers, 2018-present
- Debt collection litigation, Queensland and New South Wales
- Costs Assessments