Our Team

Fiona Halsey

Fiona has a broad commercial and legal background which allows her to provide commercially pragmatic legal solutions for her clients and provide a strong strategic dimension to matters she deals with. 

Her practice is diverse, although the matters she deals with are generally connected to the financial services industry.  She is skilled at all legal aspects of unregistered schemes (advice, licensing, structuring and dispute resolution), and worked in the funds management industry before her admission as a solicitor.  She is also very experienced with matters relating to the financial planning industry including structuring practices, employment law matters, client complaints, restraints of trade and disputes between licensees and representatives.

She commenced legal practice at Clayton Utz and Herbert Smith Freehills where she worked in the taxation divisions.  Prior to establishing Halsey & Associates (the precursor to Halsey Legal), she was a director and in-house counsel for international accounting firm Ernst & Young.  

Fiona is also active in litigation and dispute resolution.  She regularly represents clients in matters in the District, Supreme and Federal Courts.  Her broad commercial experience means that she is especially skilled at achieving results through negotiation. 

Since less than 5% of litigation matters are resolved through trial, it is increasingly important for any client involved in dispute resolution to engage a solicitor who has effective tactical and negotiation skills.  Fiona brings strong representation, but also a sound practical understanding of the commercial aspects and consequences of disputes – especially when negotiating settlements.

Contact Fiona Halsey at fiona.halsey@halseys.com.au.

Mark Halsey

Mark has nationally recognised standing in compliance and regulatory matters, and brings a strong commercial and practical perspective (arising from 17 years as a manager in the financial services and credit industries prior to practicing law) to his work.  He has a unique combination of excellent technical skills and knowledge of financial services law, combined with outstanding negotiation skills.  His clients benefit from his experience and ability to look through the extraneous matters and to perceive precisely where real problems will arise when giving advice and acting for his clients.

He commenced his career in the Australian Taxation Office, where he was an assessor and field auditor.  He moved into commerce and financial services in 1983, where he gained broad experience in stockbroking and funds management.   Between 1988 and 1994, he became the senior manager - financial services for Home Building Society/GIO Australia, with overall responsibility for insurance services, travel services, financial planning and  friendly societies. 

He commenced working for Lendlease/MLC in 1994 as Manager – financial planning for Western Australia.  In 1997, he was appointed the WA Manager – Compliance and Technical Services for MLC Group companies.  

Since 2001, Mark has worked at Halsey & Associates (the precursor to Halsey Legal), and Halsey Legal.    Mark has developed a significant national reputation in his area, and some of the work he has performed is included in the "Experience" page of this site.

Contact Mark Halsey at mark.halsey@halseys.com.au.