Meet Mark O’Connor

Director | Compensation Law

Mark O’Connor

Compensation Law

Mark O’Connor is a Director of Bennett & Philp Lawyers and heads the Compensation Law team.

Mark and his team have achieved multi-million dollar settlements in common law litigation conducted throughout Queensland.

Both large and small businesses seek Mark’s advice on occupational health and safety, workers compensation and legal liability issues.

He has also worked with American law firms in actions involving negligence in the international mining industry and the medical profession, all litigated in the USA.

Mark is named as a “Leading” Queensland plaintiff lawyer for motor vehicle accident compensation and public liability compensation, as well as a “Recommended” Queensland plaintiff lawyer for work injury compensation and medical negligence compensation in the 2019 Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession.

The Doyle’s Guide also lists Bennett & Philp Lawyers as “Recommended” for:

An Accredited Specialist, Mark has over thirty years’ experience in common law litigation.


Experienced, assuring, trusted.

Mark has been recognised by his peers as a leading Queensland plaintiff lawyer.


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) | University of Queensland
Accredited Specialist Personal Injuries Law
Founding Member of Australia Plaintiff Lawyers’ Association – now known as the Australian Lawyers’ Alliance
Queensland Law Society
1981 Supreme Court of Queensland
1981 High Court of Australia

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Publications by Mark

23 October 2019 News & Media

WorkCover Queensland Report Is Good News

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09 October 2019 News & Media

Climate Change Protesters Resisting Arrest Could Lose Compensation If Injured

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17 September 2019 News & Media

Personal Injury Claims Farmers Shut out with Proposed New Queensland Legislation

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“[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

“Mark, your compassion on my first visit, you helped me so much, and your recommendation to […] was the best thing I needed. Thank you, I will never forget that day.

Kevin, you have put up with my frustrations and you held your composure all the way.

I am happy. I would recommend you and the business to anyone that requires this service.”

Ms B
Pinkenba, QLD

“Right from the very first contact I had with Mark O’Connor I felt listened to. He was not able to answer all of my questions immediately, but he rang me back with answers. At our initial meeting, I felt as if Kevin Barratt and Mark O’Connor made efforts to comfort and guide me through what was to be a long, drawn-out process. The information that they gave me at that first meeting was nearly identical as to how my case played out. I want to thank Kevin Barratt very, very much for nurturing me through this process that I have found very demanding and extremely draining. I really appreciate your help.

You have been such an answer to prayer for me, you probably don’t realise that your professionalism and strength has given me the strength to pick up and move on with my new life.

Thank you and your team so very much again.”

Ms C
MacGregor, QLD


Thank you again so much for all your work over the past year and 3 months. I’m very satisfied with the results and will recommend your firm should a friend need consultation. Please send many thanks to [the Barrister] as well. She was fantastic and a great addition to the team.”

Ms M
Taringa, QLD


Thank you for your diligence and understanding. I shall refer your service to all and sundry in the highest regard. You’ve restored my faith in justice. Thank you.”

Ms P
Southport, 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

“From our first meeting, Mark clearly took me through the process which was realistic and managed my expectations well. The whole case went pretty much as described.

I was kept well informed of each stage of the case and I felt confident that you had my best interest at hand. All in all, a good result and I’m happy with the services received.”

Mr F
Brighton, QLD