People Partners John Markos

John Markos
Managing Partner

John Markos
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John has been Managing Partner of Hicksons since 2003. He has hands-on management of the practice and is responsible for the firm’s overall operations. His dynamic approach includes guiding client relationship activities, overseeing the quality of legal services, generating efficiencies in practice management systems and championing social responsibility activities.

Before taking on the firm’s leadership role, John focused his practice on insurance and commercial litigation matters. For more than 25 years, he advised insurers, insureds and self-insureds on a wide range of insurance matters, including construction of insurance contracts, statutory interpretation and issues relating to non-disclosure, misrepresentation and fraudulent claims. His experience spans property, lenders mortgage insurance, credit insurance, common law, and industrial and special risk claims arising out of arson.

More recently John has worked in commercial matters involving capital raising and private equity funding. He has travelled to China and been part of a multi-disciplinary team advising Chinese nationals and companies on establishing a corporate arm of their businesses in Australia.

He has represented clients in a range of commercial litigation matters, including trade practices issues, contractual disputes and statutory interpretation. John, who is an accredited mediator, has also acted for clients in mediations involving commercial disputes.

John, who holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, commenced with the firm in November 1983. He is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland and the High Court of Australia.