Brian O’Donnell QC
Admission as Barrister 1983
Appointed QC 1993
Brian has a large commercial practice covering a wide range of trial and appeal work, as well as arbitration, alternate dispute resolution and advice work. Brian is particularly in demand for complex corporate and commercial cases. Brian has successfully practised as a leading QC for more than 20 years, regularly appearing in Courts in Brisbane and Sydney, and to a lesser extent in other States.
Currently in Doyles Guide 2019 he is listed as:
1. The most senior counsel listed in “pre-eminent” in “Leading Commercial & Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel in Queensland”
2. Recommended in “Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel – Australia”
3. Listed as leading in “Leading Insolvency & Reconstruction Senior Counsel for Queensland”
4. Recommended in “Leading Construction & Infrastructure Senior Counsel for Queensland”
He has recently led the team of Counsel for the defendant in the largest trial of a class action in Australia, namely the class action regarding the 2011 South-East Queensland floods.
Areas of particular interest include administrative law, appeals, banking, class actions, equity and trusts, commercial disputes, contract, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, corporations, insolvency, insurance, gas industry, leasing, mining industry, professional negligence, rail and port services, resources and energy, schemes of arrangement, trade practices and competition, taxation.