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About Us

Steve Mark AM


Steve Mark is a lawyer by profession, and was the New South Wales Legal Services Commissioner from 1994 to August 2013.

Prior to being appointed Legal Services Commissioner of New South Wales, Steve was President of the New South Wales Anti-Discrimination Board from 1988 to 1994.

Steve is Chairman of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ASICJ), Registrar of the Security Professionals Registry of Australasia and was a member of the Technical Committee on the International Standard for Security Agencies Technical Committee.

Steve is a director of Midnight Basketball, which produces basketball competitions for at risk street kids.

Steve was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at Macquarie University in October 2000.

In 2014 Steve was awarded an Order of Australia for significant service to the law, to legal regulation, social justice and Indigenous rights, and to the community.

Steve is a Council member of International House at the University of Sydney and a member of the University of New England, School of Law Advisory Board and an Adjunct Fellow in the School of Law at the University of New England.

Tahlia Gordon


In 2013 Tahlia established Creative Consequences with Steve Mark. In addition to being a co-director of Creative Consequences Tahlia is a lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School and is undertaking a PhD in Law at the University of New South Wales.

Tahlia Gordon was the inaugural Research & Projects Manager at the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner (OLSC) in Sydney, Australia from 2005 to 2013. As Research and Projects Manager, she was responsible for managing the OLSC research projects, education and publication portfolios. Tahlia was the editor of the OLSC’s bi-monthly newsletter Without Prejudice, the Annual Report and all papers emanating from the OLSC.

Prior to joining the OLSC, Tahlia was the Executive Director of the Legal Profession Advisory Council in Sydney and the Policy Officer at the NSW Bar Association. She has also worked at the Australian Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Tahlia has a Bachelor of Social Science (Hons), a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW and a Masters in Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame in the United States where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Tahlia is currently studying a PhD in Law at the University of New South Wales.

Tahlia is the Secretary-General of the Australian Section of the International Commission of Jurists, a member of the Alternative Business Structures and Entity Regulation Committees of the National Organisation of Bar Council and a member of the International Association of Legal Ethics.

In 2013 Tahlia established Creative Consequences with Steve Mark.

International experience

Steve and Tahlia have worked with regulators in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, the United States and Asia to improve regulatory processes to benefit the profession and the community. Steve and Tahlia have also worked extensively in the field of private security.


Steve and Tahlia have published and spoken widely about regulatory design and assessment, professionalism, ethical infrastructure and ethics. While Steve and Tahlia’s main focus has been on setting effective and proactive regulatory frameworks, promoting high ethical standards and developing ethical infrastructure, the breadth of their knowledge and experience extends to virtually any group, firm or industry that wishes to improve its standards, integrity, service delivery and professionalism in the community.onal review of the regulation of pre-admission legal education as part of a wider regulatory reform campaign being advnt for major next stages of policy reform in our sector.’