Mark Woolley

Mark Woolley

Principal Commercial | Brisbane
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Principal Mark Woolley is known for his outstanding attention to detail and his ability to understand the needs of his clients. His natural ability to build long lasting relationships with clients awarded him the Financial Review Client Choice Awards' Most Client Focused Lawyer and Most Client Focused Practitioner in 2015. 

Mark leads the commercial division at McInnes Wilson Lawyers and is considered an expert in his field. His advice is sought after by a variety of clients including prominent sporting bodies and local governments. 

The combination of providing commercial and practical advice paired with his outstanding relationship building skills has established an outstanding reputation for Mark amongst his peers and clients alike. 

Most Client Focused Lawyer and Most Client Focused Practitioner
Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards, 2015

Mark's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business Management, University of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland

Mark's Expertise

  • Corporate and commercial advisory
  • Local government advice
  • Business and commercial property sales
  • Sports law
  • Franchising
  • Agri-Business

Mark's Leadership

  • Property Council of Australia
  • Franchise Council of Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Sports Lawyers Association
  • Member, Queensland Law Society


Mark's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Sports Law

Work Undertaken

Acting on behalf of a state sporting governing body in negotiation of their stadium agreements and all user and commercial agreements for sponsors and stakeholders in the sport, participation agreements with the clubs that they administer across the state and regulatory advice.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Agricultural Land Acquisitions

Work Undertaken

Acted on behalf of a European fund in the acquisition of agricultural properties throughout Western Queensland in the amount of $20million.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise


Work Undertaken

Acting on behalf of a startup franchisor in developing a full suite of franchise documentation for roll-out within a specific region for a multilayer franchise system.

Preparation of a full suite of documentation for a franchiser expanding their franchise network through Asia.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Corporate and Commercial Advisory

Work Undertaken

Acting on behalf of various Local Governments in the provision of probity, procurement and tendering advice.

Acting on behalf of Government owned corporations in the leasing of commercial and industrial assets.


Mark's recent publications

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  1. The Take Off Trend - Commercial Use of Drones

    21 Jan 2020

    With the constant advancements in affordable drone technology, the ability for the people to purchase and operate drones is increasing. The majority of the general public has traditionally used drones for personal or hobby purposes. However, due to the...

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  2. Franchisors Beware– The ACCC Has You in Their Sights

    31 Jul 2018

    The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is set to continue cracking down on franchisor misconduct in 2018, following a high volume of complaints made by small businesses last year. In 2017 the ACCC pursued five enforcement actions for...

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  3. 6 Keys to Startup Success | 6. Get Paid By Having Clear Terms and Conditions

    01 Jun 2018

    THE STARTUP SERIES 6 KEYS TO STARTUP SUCCESS This is the final article in the 6 part series. In this series, we have covered keys to unlocking your startup success. Thank you to our subscribers and those who followed along during the past six weeks. If...

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