John Brooksby

ChambersJohn Toohey Chambers
Street AddressLevel 3, Council House, 27-29 St George's Terrace, Perth Western Australia 6000
Postal AddressPO Box Z5425, St George's Terrace, Perth Western Australia 6831
DX Address
Telephone(08) 6315 3320
Mobile0473 486 977
Fax(08) 6315 3399
Year Admitted to Practice 1972 (UK), 1974 (WA), 1976 (PNG), High Court of Australia 1978
Year Elected to WABA2011
Year Appointed QC/SC
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John was admitted to practice in the United Kingdom in 1972. He worked in the West End of London with Manches & Co, until emigrating to Australia in 1974.

John worked with Dwyer Durack & Dunphy for 2 years prior to joining Peter Dowding at Paterson & Dowding with a brief to set up a union based industrial and litigation practice.

As a partner in Paterson & Dowding John set up a significant practice in representing individuals and unions in various industrial tribunals. He also built up a substantial personal injury and general plaintiff orientated practice dealing with all aspects of workers compensation, industrial law and civil and personal injury litigation.

In 1988 John set up an insurance based practice with Mark Greenland at Greenland Brooksby.

Greenland Brooksby operated for a period of 18 years until John was appointed a Director and in-house counsel at WHL Legal.



  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Wills & Estates

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