Mark Youssef

Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” – Sir Winston Churchill

The journey into law…

Mark Youssef’s interest in the law started at a young age, taking whatever opportunities to study and explore the area, as well as attend court hearings and speak to others about their experiences as legal representatives

Experience in family law

Mark Youssef has been an accredited specialist in family law since 2011 as well as an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Applied Law (family law) program at the College of Law NSW.

He was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005 and later the High Court of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University, majoring in philosophy/political science, and a Master of Law and Legal Practice from the University of Technology, Sydney, majoring in family law.

The Law Society of NSW previously appointed Mark a member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee in 2014/15, 2016/17 and 2018/19 as well as the Family Law Committee in 2018 and 2019, which reviews legislation
and government policy.

Mark Youssef’s caseload is predominately based on often complex and protracted matrimonial parenting and property matters. He is an accredited mediator, trained as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and has taken part in previous Law Week activities by visiting local schools to educate children about the law.

In addition to his work, Mark has volunteered at a community legal centre and served as a pro bono family lawyer with the Cancer Council of NSW, whilst his strong interest in legal education leads him to present seminars on various topics relating to family law to private institutions and community groups. Mark is also a presenter to the profession in its Continuing Professional Development (‘CPD’) and organises as well as chairs the annual Judges’ Day seminar series at the College of Law

Mark Youssef deals with all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to:

  • Divorce and annulment
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Property settlements
  • Spousal maintenance claims
  • Child support disputes incl. departure orders and over 18s maintenance
  • Contraventions
  • Financial Agreements

Other areas of expertise

Experience in family provision claims and other matters litigated in the Supreme Court of NSW.

The passion for family law

The effect the area has on private individuals and their families at often one of the most difficult stages of their lives, and how a lawyer may be able to assist.

Our care for clients

For Mark, representing clients who have been wronged by their former partner or spouse, whether in parenting and/or matrimonial property matters, is a relationship built on trust, respect and hard work. It is important for Mark that his clients’ voices are heard in negotiations or, if necessary, court, and their entitlements are afforded to them. Mark also has a wide network of trusted colleagues to whom he refers and is referred work including criminal lawyers, barristers in various areas of law, conveyancers, property and business valuers, amongst many others.

Why Unified?

Unified presented as a welcoming firm to both new staff and clients, dedicated to making a difference and treating everyone with respect.

Passion outside of the law

Spending time with family and friends; American political commentary; world history / geo-political documentaries; theological reading; visiting the golf driving range.

Other languages

Mark Youssef hails from an Egyptian background and speaks fluent Arabic. He is a proud and respected member of the Sydney Coptic Orthodox community.

Mark Youssef

Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” – Sir Winston Churchill

Contact Information

 02 9190 7511


  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Political Science)
  • Master of Law and Legal Practice (Family Law)
  • Accredited Specialist in Family Law
  • Adjunct Lecturer at The College of Law NSW
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (AIFLAM)
  • Independent Children’s Lawyer trained
  • Collaborative Law solicitor trained
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  •  Solicitor of the High Court of Australia