Mark Woolley

Managing Principal  |  Commercial


(07) 3231 0653

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Mark is a passionate lawyer, who seeks to balance practical solutions with genuine client care.

Mark Woolley is a distinguished Principal in the Commercial division of our firm, celebrated for his meticulous attention to detail and innate ability to cater for the unique requirements of each client. With a practice anchored in providing commercially astute and practical guidance, Mark has earned an esteemed reputation among peers and a broad spectrum of clientele.

His expertise is frequently sought after by a diverse set of clients, including major sporting organisations, privately-held and publicly-listed corporations, as well as state and local government bodies. With key specialisations in Agri-Business, Commercial, Franchising, Government, and Sports Law, Mark is more than equipped to handle multifaceted legal challenges.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mark's commitment to community engagement shines through his leadership roles. He serves as the Chairman of Small Steps 4 Hannah, is a Director and Board Member of the Brain Injury Foundation, the Director of the Ash Barty Foundation, and holds the position of Queensland Regional Council President for RedKite. In recognition of his exceptional service and dedication to his clientele, Mark was awarded the Australian Financial Review Client Choice Award in 2018 as the Most Client Focused Practitioner.

Mark's unparalleled ability to build and foster relationships, coupled with his vast industry knowledge, solidifies his position as a key player in the legal community.


CAREER highlights


  • Bachelor Of Business Management, The University Of Queensland
  • Bachelor Of Laws, The University Of Queensland
  • Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland

Awards and recognition

  • Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2018 | Most Client Focussed Practitioner

community involvement

  • Chairman, Small Steps 4 Hannah
  • Director And Board Member, Brain Injury Foundation 
  • Queensland Regional Council President, RedKite
  • Director, Ash Barty Foundation


Client Solutions

International Franchisor
Client problem

Mark acted on behalf of a start-up franchisor, helping them develop a full suite of franchise documentation for roll-out within Asia for a multilayer franchise system.

outcome achieved

Mark coordinated the engagement of advisors in three overseas jurisdictions and drafted a full-suite of franchise expansion documents into those territories.

QLD Based Steel Foundry
Client problem

Mark acted on a matter whereby there were challenges with funding and expansion due to the constraints imposed by their parent company.

outcome achieved

Mark led the negotiation and finalisation of a management buy-out from the UK parent company's management team. This included the acquisition of all business and real property assets.

Sporting Governing Body
Client problem

Mark acted on a matter where he needed to manage unrest among members and stakeholders regarding governance.

outcome achieved

Mark managed the negotiation, redrafting, and rollout of new member constitutions and participation agreements for all stakeholders of the State.


Mark Woolley's INSIGHTS & Success

MCW Success

2023 M&A Review
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Advise on the Sale of Lindeman Island
McInnes Wilson Lawyers Lead Verifact Share Sale Transaction

Employer Liability and Workers' Compensation, Commercial

Wage Theft: No Longer Just a Matter of Dollars and Cents
The Takeoff Trend – Commercial Use Of Drones

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