Practice area(s): Medical negligence
Location(s): Brisbane
Qualification(s): Solicitor's Admission Board

Margaret Brain’s clients value her extensive knowledge and empathetic approach. She is a medical negligence Special Counsel at Maurice Blackburn in Brisbane who sees clients face-to-face throughout Queensland. Margaret has been listed by the prestigious Doyle's Guide as the leading medical negligence lawyer in Queensland. She has a genuine rapport with her clients, providing professional representation and support focusing on the best possible outcome. In many medical malpractice cases, this means settling the matter without the need to go to court.

“I am aware that many of my clients are going through the most difficult time of their lives. They inspire me. I became a lawyer because I had a desire to help those who have had their lives affected through no fault of their own.”

Margaret was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and has worked in medical law for more than 30 years.

“It is rewarding to successfully negotiate the intellectual challenge of proving wrongdoing and helping my clients obtain the funds to make the best of their lives. I am also driven to seek legal and practical changes where my clients have been let down.”

Margaret believes it is important to pass on her expertise to other lawyers, which is why she is co-author of a LexisNexis practical module on medical negligence for Queensland lawyers. She has also delivered papers at international, national and state conferences and written articles for leading professional journals.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Queensland Law Society Member
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance Qld Committee Member
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
  • Medico-Legal Society of Queensland Member
  • Maurice Blackburn's Women's Law Section Member


  • Doyles Guide leading medical negligence compensation lawyer, 2017
  • Doyles Guide preeminent medical negligence compensation lawyer, 2016