Mark Higgins is a barrister with over 20 years’ experience at the NSW Bar. He specialises in the criminal, administrative, judicial review and care jurisdictions. He regularly appears in prosecutions on behalf of various state statutory authorities in the Supreme, Land and Environment Courts, and Local Court of NSW, and as defence counsel in all jurisdictions. He is also a Counsel to the International Criminal Court and appears internationally in criminal trials, most recently in the Republic of Nauru.
Mark is a founding Judge and Arbitrator of the Prospera Arbitration Centre in the Republic of Honduras where he presides as the head of the Hazardous Activity Division. He also serves as the Secretary to the Board for the Prospera Arbitration Centre.
He was previously employed as a solicitor advocate for the Legal Aid Commission of New South Wales for 10 years specialising in the criminal and mental health jurisdictions.
He is a previous author of the Lawyers Practice Manual’s chapter on “Bail in New South Wales” and has been a law lecturer at various universities in NSW.
He presents numerous CLE/CPD seminars for the legal profession including for the Aboriginal Legal Service, private firms and regional law societies in New South Wales.