About Us

About Us

We are a boutique law firm providing first-rate workplace and commercial law assistance to our local clients in Western Melbourne, as well as Victorian and national businesses.

We are a small and highly-personable team, meaning you will partner with our advisors and develop long-term, strategic partnerships, not be handed round a multi-disciplined ‘mega firm’ more concerned on its own numbers than your problems which need solving.

Find out more about us below:

Mark Ritchie (LLB (Hons), LLM (Workplace Relations)

Managing Director / Principal

Mark is the Managing Director and Principal at Launch Legal. In addition to defining the strategic direction of the firm, he is highly experienced at managing a range of employee and industrial relations matters.

Mark has advised Australian businesses for over 10 years, and has worked with a stable of major national and international brands.

Mark has multi-disciplinary capabilities and is actively involved with client projects from the initial strategy stage through to final implementation. He is a practicing solicitor, having attained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws (Workplace Relations).

Prior to founding Launch Legal, Mark worked as the Principal Workplace Relations Consultant at Victoria’s largest employer association as well as in-house at leading national and international law companies. He is passionate about extracting the infinite possibilities out of leaders and staff as well as resolving those people matters that restrict peak performance. Mark also currently runs a successful workplace relations consultancy, Workplace Wizards, which partners with Launch Legal on many workplace matters.

Mark is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (having previously been one of its executive committee members) and the Law Institute of Victoria. He is also a member of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, and Co-President of the Williamstown CYMS football club. He has appeared regularly as a guest university lecturer and in the media commenting on current workplace relations issues affecting business.