Meet Kevin Barratt

Special Counsel | Compensation Law

Kevin Barratt

Special Counsel
Compensation Law

Kevin Barratt, Special Counsel, is an accredited Queensland Law Society specialist and a member of the Compensation Law Team. He represents people in all jurisdictions, from the Magistrates Court to the High Court.

Acting for CTP insurers, general insurers and WorkCover Queensland, Kevin draws on his experience and operational knowledge when managing common law claims on behalf of his clients.

As a keen cyclist himself, Kevin has developed a special interest in dealing with legal issues for cyclists. He has firsthand experience of the trepidations cyclists face on a daily basis.

Kevin is an accredited Queensland Law Society Personal Injuries Specialist.


Approachable, practical, trusted.

Acting for CTP insurers, general insurers and WorkCover Queensland, Kevin draws on his experience and operational knowledge when managing common law claims on behalf of his clients.


Bachelor of Commerce | University of Queensland
Bachelor of Laws | University of Queensland
Accredited Specialist Personal Injuries Law
Queensland Law Society
Australian Lawyers Alliance
Brisbane Road Runners Club
Triathlon QLD
1992 Supreme Court of Queensland
1997 High Court of Australia

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Publications by Kevin

01 February 2021 Case Studies

Effect of Withdrawing National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland

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01 September 2020 Case Studies

A Win for a Cyclist When a Careless Driver Backs Into Trouble

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16 June 2020 COVID-19 / Publications

Is COVID-19 a Get-out-of-Jail Card?

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“Many thanks for your help with this matter, Kevin. The way you structured the approach and settlement was great. I’ll be sure to be in touch should we ever need to recommend legal help.”

Mr J
Birkdale, QLD

I was well informed all steps of the way, in plain English. When I asked questions, I received easy-to-understand answers. You’ve sent me to a very professional doctor for reports and chosen the right ones for my case. Thank you very much. I would definitely recommend your firm!

I can’t thank you enough Kevin, you’re an excellent lawyer.”

Ms O
Slacks Creek, QLD

“A very big thanks to Kevin and staff at Bennett & Philp for all your support in dealing with a terrible time in my life. You were all very helpful and supportive.”

Mr E
Carseldine, QLD

“Prompt response to any questions raised. Made a conscious effort to minimise outlays.

Kevin was concise and explained himself well throughout the claims. He is a good communicator and maintained a fairly stress-free claim process.”

Mr R
Port Lincoln, SA

Kevin, thank you for the information and expediting this so quickly. Thanks again for your advice throughout the proceedings.”

Mr W
Enoggera, QLD

“I feel that the whole process was handled very well. I would very much like to thank Kevin Barratt for all his help and for all of his effort in my case. I would also like to thank the company for all its assistance with helping in this case. I feel everything was done with the utmost care and consideration for me and for the case. All things were done perfect.”

Mr W
Jimboomba, QLD

“Kevin, I am very please with the outcome and you have been so easy to deal with.

Thank you so much.”

Mrs B
Brendale, QLD

“From day one I felt very comfortable and happy I had the support of a very professional firm. I couldn’t have made it through without their knowledge, experience and ongoing support. Settlement day ran smoothly and my husband and I were looked after and felt very confident with the support from Kevin [and our barrister] by our side.

Thank you for all you have done, you have made an unpleasant time in our lives pleasant and we will be forever grateful. We will be recommending you to anyone needing legal advice. Oh, and also, a big thanks to the support staff as well, you always made my visits a pleasure. Thank you to all that helped my case.”

Mrs B
Yamanto, QLD

“Kevin was very approachable about all matters of my claim including rental issues.

Kevin was clear and provided information that was easy to understand.

All emails were responded to in a timely manner by Kevin.”

Ms A
Willow Vale, QLD

“I’m not sure where to start but saying thank you does not seem enough.

I would like to acknowledge Kevin Barratt for the time, patience and expertise he used during my whole claim. Life was tough enough having to deal with my injuries, doctors, and my life-changing injury. At all times Kevin was available he answered hundreds of questions, which was reassuring for me, when life was not looking so good.

Kevin gave me his expert advice and I felt confident in him at all time. I must admit, after being in rehab, I had heard some not so good stories about solicitors, however, to know that there was nothing to worry about with the legal side was fantastic.

I hope I don’t have to, but, I would highly recommend Kevin should someone I know have a workplace injury and I would also recommend the company for any other issues.”

Ms K
Calamvale, QLD

“[The insurer] was able to flaunt the law. You, Kevin and Mark did your best to finalise my claim. I am most appreciative of your work efforts. You did that at much lower fees than normal. Thank you.”

Mrs M
Fortitude Valley, QLD

“I initially spoke with Mark O’Connor who completely outlined the procedure.

I then spoke with Kevin Barratt who dealt very professionally and expeditiously with the matter. I was most impressed with both gentlemen and your staff with whom I made the initial contact – reception, telephone, etc. It was efficient.”

Mrs K
Capalaba, QLD

“Thank you to Trent and Kevin for their professional service throughout the claims process. I will keep you in mind for future legal support.”

Mr C
Capalaba, QLD