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Mark Gibbs

Mark joined the Campbell & Co. Lawyers Family Law team after making the move with Andrea Goldrick as a part of the amalgamation of Goldbrook Family Law in 2019. He has been practising solely in family law property and parenting matters for the last four years. 

As a parent himself, he understands that his clients are looking for practical and workable solutions to their problems, not ongoing legal disputes.  When you first speak to Mark, he will always present you with a pathway to resolving your matter.

Areas of expertise

Mark decided to make the move to become a lawyer after 20 years in the public service as a senior adviser on economics and climate change, where he briefed the Prime Minister and senior ministers of Cabinet.  He also represented the Australian Government internationally as a lead delegate to the UN on climate change and agriculture. 

He brings significant experience to negotiating and mediating outcomes across complex topics and prides himself on finding simple solutions.  He enjoys building a strong rapport with his clients and understands the significant trust that exists between him and his clients to protect their interests through a stressful period.

Mark works primarily in the area of Family Law and is experienced in both property and children’s matters.

He has worked across large and complex property disputes and has a detailed understanding of company business structures and trusts due to his academic credentials in economics, corporate law and superannuation reform while working in the public service. He has also worked on matters involving property located in other countries and across various jurisdictions.

Mark regularly acts for clients in children matters where there are significant allegations of abuse; when parents want to relocate with the children to other countries or interstate; and recovery orders when the children should be returned.  

He takes a practical approach to working with child protection agencies, the police and Legal Aid.  He has worked extensively with local and interstate experts in relation to examining the best interests of the children and providing counselling services in difficult and sensitive circumstances.

Mark frequently appears in the ACT Magistrates Court and the Queanbeyan Local Court in relation to allegations of family violence and criminal matters, particularly between parties who were previously in a relationship.

Mark is a local lad who lives in Queanbeyan.  He has a strong connection to the local community, and while he may admit to being born in Canberra, he went to school in Queanbeyan, met his wife in Queanbeyan and has raised his family in Queanbeyan. 

If you want to find him on the weekend during Winter, he’ll be watching his favourite football team – the Queanbeyan Tigers (no surprise), or he’ll be skiing at Perisher.  He took up surfing at 40 and is still terrible and dolphins look like sharks.

He graduated from both Universities in Canberra.  Firstly, from the Australian National University in graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Economics.  He also completed a Master of Juris Doctor in Law at the University of Canberra, where he received academic recognition and awards from the Dean of Law along the way.