Megan Brooks worked as a solicitor for a small industrial relations firm and a national mid-tier firm prior to becoming a barrister.  She has also held associate and senior associate positions at the Industrial Court of Queensland and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. 

Since coming to the bar, Megan has appeared as sole counsel at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, the Fair Work Commission, the Magistrates Court of Queensland and the District Court of Queensland, and as junior counsel in the Industrial Magistrates Court of Queensland, the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Queensland Court of Appeal.   She has been appointed to the panel of barristers briefed by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator.

Megan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and PhD from RMIT University, an LLM (Juris Doctor) from Monash University and completed her GDLP at Australian National University.  Megan volunteered at Darebin Community Legal Centre in Melbourne for almost 5 years.  

Prior to working as a lawyer, Megan was a Senior Research Fellow at Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University and a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Clinical Research Manager at the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne.  She has 15 years’ experience in pharmaceutical research and development, with a particular focus on clinical trials and research governance.

Megan is a sub-editor for the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Queensland (ICLRQ) Queensland Judgments Project and member of the Fundraising Committee of Opera Queensland. 

Phone: (07) 3333 9933 – Email: mbrooks@31west.com.au

Year of admission to the bar: 2018

Areas of practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate

  • Banking & Finance

  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency

  • Commercial

  • Competition & Trade Practices

  • Contract

  • Criminal

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

  • Industrial & Employment

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry & Statutory Tribunals

  • Medical Negligence

  • Native Title

  • Personal Injury

  • Planning & Environment

  • Professional Negligence

  • Work Health & Safety

  • Workers’ Compensation