Mark Brookes

Mark Brookes

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Mark Brookes is a Partner in the Insurance team, specialising in professional liability, directors’ and officers’ liability, medical malpractice liability, management liability and employment practices liability.

Mark specialises in a broad spectrum of insurance policies, civil proceedings and disciplinary matters.

The matters in which Mark is involved are primarily complex, high value and multi-party disputes involving allegations of negligence, misconduct, breach of contract, fraud and Australian Consumer Law and Corporations Act breaches. 

In the area of professional liability, his practice includes advising clients on insurance policy coverage and the prospects of recovery against other parties. 

Amongst the professionals Mark has acted on behalf of for many years are accountants, auditors, barristers, financial advisers, insurance brokers, real estate agents, solicitors and valuers, and in the health sector: clinics, dentists, doctors, hospitals, nurses and various allied health care professionals.

The breadth of Mark's experience enables him to provide clients with comprehensive strategies for resolving disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Mark was named 2023 Lawyer of the Year – Legal Malpractice Litigation and 2021 Lawyer of the Year - Professional Malpractice Litigation by Best Lawyers in Australia

He has acted in a number of jurisdictions, and practised in London from 1993 until 2000.  Mark is a trained mediator, a past president of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group and a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association.

Practice Areas


  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 (edns) - Alternative Dispute Resolution; Insurance Law; Professional Malpractice Litigation; Legal Malpractice Litigation
  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2023 (edn) - Lawyer of the Year: Legal Malpractice Litigation
  • Preeminent Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Lawyer in Doyle's Guide 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 (edn) - Lawyer of the Year: Professional Malpractice Litigation
  • Leading Queensland Medical Negligence & Malpractice Lawyer (Defendant) in Doyle's Guide 2016
  • Leading Queensland Professional Indemnity Lawyer in Doyle's Guide 2019 and 2015


Publications, Professional Guides and Presentations

Professional Guides and other documents