Mark Cahill

Year of Admission to NSW Bar: 1990

Mark Cahill is one of Australia’s most respected barristers in the field of work health and safety [WH&S] with extensive experience, both as a prosecutor and defence counsel.

Mark Cahill is recommended in Doyle’s Guide 2020 as leading junior counsel in work health and safety law (NSW).

Mark Cahill has appeared on behalf of SafeWork NSW, the Department of Mineral Resources and numerous companies, both large and small, in cases involving underground mining [both coal and hard metal], open cut mining, heavy and light manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, construction, transport and public health/ hospitals.

Mark Cahill also has extensive experience in heavy vehicle safety regulation both as a prosecutor and as defence counsel.

Having appeared as Counsel Assisting and as counsel for persons of interest in a wide range of Coronial Inquests and Inquiries, Mark Cahill has extensive experience in Coronial Law and practice.

Mark Cahill is particularly noted for his capacity to analyse, understand and explain a broad range of complex legal and technical matters, including highly specialised expert evidence. He is renowned for his meticulous attention to detail.

Mark Cahill has a particular interest in fire and explosion inquiries, coronial inquests, industrial safety, mining, transport and medical negligence.

Mark Cahill has specialist expertise in criminal law, coronial inquest and complex regulatory prosecutions regarding both corporate and directorial liability, particularly in the context of WH&S prosecutions.

Areas of Practice

Contact Details

Maurice Byers Chambers
Level 60
25 Martin Place

Tel: 02 8233 0300

Fax: 02 8233 0333


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