Location(s): Ipswich
Qualification(s): LLB, CCJ, Grad Dip Leg Prac, DipJust, JP (Qual)

Chantel Woodhouse is a compensation lawyer in our Ipswich office providing a range of legal services to the local community.

She completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminology at Griffith University in 2015 and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2017. She received academic excellence awards in 2011 and 2012. Chantel joined Maurice Blackburn in 2015 working as a paralegal and trainee lawyer in class actions.

Before joining the firm, Chantel gained diverse work experience as a Judge’s Associate in the Industrial Relations Commission and as an industrial advocate for the Australian Workers Union Queensland branch.

Chantel’s diligence, down-to-earth approach, and strong communication skills have assisted many clients to achieve positive outcomes including for union members who had previously had their Workcover claims rejected.

“Successful outcomes often also lead to affecting more broader change within various workplaces around Queensland by ensuring that WH&S policies and procedures are adhered to by employers and employees,” she says.

"I’ve always had a strong sense of what is right from wrong, and it gives me satisfaction to use my legal skills in a way which assists vulnerable clients to access the law and use it to their advantage.”

“It is rewarding to get real, tangible results that often have incredibly long-lasting impacts on our much deserving clients’ lives.”

As a person living with chronic pain, Chantel is able to understand and empathise with clients who are also often experiencing the same set of unique challenges and stressors associated with this invisible illness.

Please contact Chantel for further information about her successful cases and the legal services she provides.



  • Queensland Law Society member
  • Ipswich and District Law Association member
  • Women’s Law Association of Queensland Member
  • Australian Women Lawyers Member
  • Maurice Blackburn Women’s Network Committee Secretary (Women in Law)
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance Member
  • Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Member
  • Queensland Justices Association Member


  • 2011 Griffith University Academic Excellence Award
  • 2012 Griffith University Academic Excellence Award