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Mark Hamilton

Managing Partner, lawyer and mediator
Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide
Master of Laws (Commercial), University of Adelaide
Master of Business Administration, University of Adelaide
Master of Business Research, University of Adelaide
Graduate Diploma in Mediation and Arbitration

Areas of practice

Business transactions and advice
Business and commercial litigation
Personal injury and insurance claims
Wills and estate planning
Inheritance claims and wills disputes
Property transactions and disputes
Insolvency litigation services
Wine law
Debt collection

Personal memberships

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Victoria Racing Club
  • Port Adelaide Football Club
  • Adelaide Club
  • Old Geelong Grammarians 

Experience and areas of specialisation

Mark is a long established part of Adelaide’s legal profession, specialising in business and personal legal services, business disputes, wine law and wills, estate planning and estate disputes.  For two decades he has been at the helm of leading Adelaide commercial law firms combining both his business acumen and commercial law knowledge.

Mark has also been extensively involved with civic affairs and public administration, primarily 16 years as an Adelaide City Council member, including a term as Deputy Lord Mayor. He has also been appointed by the South Australian Government to the City of Adelaide Planning Commissioner, the State Heritage Authority, the Australian Grand Prix Board and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Mark also has substantial past and current experience as a company director.

In the early 1990s, Mark’s background in the wine industry led him to successfully revive a former family wine business, Hamilton’s Ewell Vineyards which, in 1837, was the first winery established in South Australia.

Personal interests

Mark has long been a keen runner, however, his major interests lie in the field of arts and heritage. He is an avid collector of Regency and Georgian antiques and has a fine appreciation of modern Australian art, a love of classic motor vehicles and a keen appreciation for heritage buildings and wine. His family heritage is steeped in the wine industry and his own vineyards provide a valued diversion from his legal and business life.

Believing in life long education and having acted accordingly, Mark has three masters degrees, in each of law, business administration and business research.   

Contact points

Mark Hamilton LL.B, LL.M.(Comm), MBA, MBR, GDMA
Tel: 0412 842 359 or (08) 7127 9555
Email: mhamilton@gropehamiltonlawyers.com.au

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The Making of a Legal Leader by Mark Hamilton 

"I have known Mark since our first day at Adelaide Law School! Mark is a very savvy commercial lawyer with an excellent knowledge of law and exceptional problem solving skills. Mark relies upon his considerable business experience in giving clients general commercial advice. When it comes time to litigate, Mark litigates hard, fast and smart. Mark is a lawyer’s lawyer and a bit of an in-house coach."

Peter Grope - Commercial Partner