John Connellan

John Connellan

Senior Associate

John Connellan joined the Brisbane team at the start of 2024 with an ambition to work alongside industry leading experts that put the client’s interests first.

As a former barrister and accredited mediator, John’s strengths in dispute resolution can make a substantial difference to the outcome of a case. Having acted as a mediator in various civil disputes, John advocates for early advice to help clarify the entire dispute resolution process for his clients and empower them to make informed decisions, saving the cost and worry of an unnecessary trial.

As a qualified Barrister of Law with a decade of international experience primarily in plaintiff litigation, John has handled numerous high-value personal injury cases, including those related to road traffic accidents, public liability, sports injuries, and workplace incidents.

His expertise extends to various areas of Sports Law, including disciplinary hearings, governance and compliance, athlete contract negotiation, child protection, pitch assaults, anti-doping and liability of clubs and volunteers, and he holds a Law Society Diploma in Sports Law.

John is driven by the desire to see his clients adequately compensated for their hardship and ensuring that their future care is provided for. His passion for sports and advocacy for youth welfare, sports law, and medical negligence further enhance his ability to provide exceptional legal support.

As a former intercounty Gaelic footballer in Ireland, John has a natural drive and competitive edge which ensures he gets the best outcome for his clients.