Mark Maloney holds a Bachelor of Laws and an Associate Degree in Policing with Charles Sturt University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and is currently studying a Master of Laws while working as a solicitor. Mark was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2018 and the High Court of Australia in 2019. He has appeared in Supreme, County, District and Magistrates’ Courts.
During his legal studies, Mark was awarded the Central West Law Society Prize for his studies in Professional Legal Conduct and was inducted in the Dean’s List of Academic Excellence in Law for 2017 and 2018 academic years.
Mark has a wealth of practical experience working with the NSW Police, in addition to legal work for a mid-tier commercial law firm and a Newcastle-based criminal law practice. During his time with the NSW Police he was awarded a NSW Government Service medal for work carried out during the June 2007 Newcastle and Central Coast storms.
Mark’s experience has given him a deeper understanding of the problems vulnerable groups face, enabling him to provide more useful practical advice and solutions to his clients.
Mark has a keen interest in fitness and health.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
- Member of the Newcastle Law Society
- Member of the Criminal Law Committee
On 30 October 2019 our solicitor Mark Maloney appeared at Cessnock Local Court on behalf of a client charged with Drive With High Range PCA and Negligent Driving.
Mr Maloney made submissions to the court about the client’s insight into his offending, the level of contrition shown and his pro-active response to rehabilitation, the court imposed a fine of $2,000 and a disqualification period of nine months for the first offence. It fined the client $500 for the second offence.
This was a great result for our client considering the objective seriousness of his offending.
Our solicitor Mark Maloney recently represented a client on a charge of Indecent Assault Person Under 16 years of age, pursuant to Section 61M(2) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).
The client contested the charge. Mr Maloney succeeded in excluding numerous parts of the prosecution material from evidence. During the hearing, multiple prosecution witnesses were cross-examined and the client’s evidence was ventilated in court.
After considering the material and evidence before the court, His Honour was not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that our client was guilty of the charge. The client was acquitted.