Julia O’Connor has a civil and commercial practice, with particular expertise in mining, energy & resources, competition & consumer law, corporations law, commercial property and insolvency. She has appeared led and unled in both state and federal jurisdictions at trial and appellate level.
Julia has also appeared in the specialist jurisdiction of the Queensland Land Court and Land Appeal Court in a number of mining objection and mining compensation proceedings as well as financial assurance appeals. From 2016 to 2017, Julia appeared as Counsel for the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (as it was then known) in the largest mining and environmental objections proceedings in Australian history, the New Acland Land Court proceedings.
In addition to her civil practice, Julia has experience as Counsel in commissions of inquiry. In 2015, Julia appeared with Counsel Assisting in the Grantham Floods Commission of Inquiry and from 2015 to 2016, Julia appeared as Junior Counsel representing a party in the Royal Commission for Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Before being called to the Bar, Julia worked as a solicitor specialising in commercial litigation for 8 years at both national and large mid-tier firms.
Julia holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) and Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology. She is a member and secretary of the management committee for the Women’s Legal Service Queensland and a reporter for the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Queensland.
Phone: (07) 3333 9920 — Mobile: 0448 111 932 — Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of admission to the bar: 2015
Areas of practice
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Competition & Trade Practices
Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry & Statutory Tribunals
Mining Energy and Resources