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Mark Czapnik

Partner

Melbourne

+61 3 8687 7366

With over a decade of litigation experience, Mark commenced his career at Moray & Agnew and has steadily established a strong reputation among both insurers and commercial clients in matters involving property damage, subrogated recovery and builders warranty as well as commercial and domestic building disputes. He is highly regarded for his effective management of claims across multiple risk areas in all Australian jurisdictions. He now acts for most major insurers.

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

Mark specialises in property damage claims, in terms of both liability defence and subrogated recoveries. He currently acts for a number of leading insurers in a broad range of subrogated property damage and business interruption claims, including some arising from highly publicised incidents (such as industrial fires) and widespread product recalls as well as fidelity claims pertaining to fraud by employees and third parties.

Complementary to Mark’s expertise in property damage claims, he also specialises in builders warranty insurance. He has prepared in-house training seminars for builders warranty insurers and has extensive experience acting for them at both a claim and litigation stage as well as in the recovery process. He has acted in hundreds of matters across most jurisdictions in Australia for the major players in the industry.

Mark has also acted for developers, builders and owners over the years in commercial and domestic building disputes in both a front end (drafting of contracts) and back end (litigation) capacity.

Mark’s advice to clients is clear and succinct. His clients particularly appreciate his skills in employing cost-effective and pragmatic approaches to liability defence files, with a healthy appetite for securing early settlements and strong results. When wearing his recoveries ‘hat’, Mark is renowned for his enthusiasm and relentless approach, being proactive and creative to ensure the best return for his clients.

Expertise

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, 2001, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Laws, 2001, Monash University

Memberships

  • Building Dispute Practitioners Society
  • Law Institute of Victoria