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Mark Hamilton

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

Areas of practice

Business transactions and advice
Business and commercial litigation
Estate planning and documentation
Personal injury and insurance policy claims
Inheritance and Wills disputes
Medical Negligence
Intellectual property disputes
Property transactions and disputes
Criminal Law
Wine law
Insolvency litigation services
Liquor and gaming transactions
Family Law
Debt collection services
Company incorporations


Personal memberships

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

Experience and areas of specialisation

Since 1978, Mark has been 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 15 years as an Adelaide City Council Alderman, and one as Deputy Lord Mayor, as well as being appointed by the South Australian Government to the State Heritage Authority, the Grand Prix Board and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Mark also has 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 is 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 acting accordingly, Mark is now undertaking a Master of Business Research PhD in business disciplines to complement his Masters Degrees in law and business. 

Contact points

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

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The Making of a Legal Leader by Mark Hamilton 

"I have known Mark for over 45 years. 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