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Mark was born and raised in Perth’s northern suburbs. He served in the WA Police between 1983 and 1994, and was attached to a variety of different areas including traffic, general duties policing and finally as a detective. Over this period of time Mark developed an intimate knowledge of police procedures and the like, which is now of great assistance in his role as a criminal defence lawyer.
After obtaining an Associate Diploma of Business as well as a Certificate of Legal Studies, Mark graduated from Murdoch Law School with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1994. He subsequently completed his article clerkship with a prominent criminal defence Queens Counsel.
After then obtaining almost 2 years experience with civil law firm, he founded Mark Andrews Legal in 1997, more than 20 years ago.
Over the last 2 decades, Mark has worked exclusively in the criminal defence sphere. He has forged a stellar reputation for passionate and skilful advocacy. He has defended some of the State’s most high profile cases; acting for a famous art critic and author, a former leader for the Opposition, a family member of the former Police Commissioner, CEO’s facing prosecution by ASIC, foreign drug syndicates, television personalities and prominent gang members.
Mark’s expertise embraces all areas of State and Commonwealth criminal law and traffic law. Mark has represented clients in the Corruption and Crime Commission, Royal Commissions, Coronial Inquests and the State Administrative Tribunal.
Outside of the law, Mark is an avid dog lover, as well as a passionate AFL devotee. He supports a number of local charitable causes, and is a past vice-president of the Thai-Australian Association.
Mark Andrews Legal has for many years been a leading name in criminal law in Western Australia. We have been involved in some of Perth’s most high profile cases and have forged a reputation for tireless, fearless advocacy.