Rory Markham

Master’s Degree – Legal Practice (Australian National University),
Bachelor’s Degree – Law (Honours) (Australian National University),
Bachelor’s Degree – Arts (International Relations) (Australian National University)

Rory Markham is a commercial litigation and industrial relations specialist whose principal practice is in employment class actions. Rory is highly recognised for developing innovative options for the management of complex and sensitive matters, including the involvement of third-party funders in litigation matters. Rory is driven by an endless can-do spirit and is best known for his ability to find out-of-the-box solutions for his clients. More than anyone, Rory can see the big picture, which allows him to develop powerful client-focused strategies to run class actions or win individual disputes.

He has a strong sense of social justice and enjoys working with a diverse range of clients throughout Australia.

Rory recently had his leadership abilities recognised at the prestigious Partner of the Year Awards where he was listed as a finalist in the category of Litigation Partner of the Year.

Prior to commencing his legal career Rory held executive level roles within the Australian Public Service in connection with strategic policy management in Social Services. In addition to his legal roles, Rory has been a trustee of the Canberra Goulburn Catholic Archdiocese, a board member of the Havelock Housing Association and the chairperson of the Queanbeyan Business Chamber. Rory previously taught at the Australian National University Law School in the LLB and LLM programs covering the courses of Litigation, evidence and advanced contracts.

Rory.Markham@aderolaw.com.au