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Brave Legal is a boutique, highly experienced personal injury law practice with a clear mission – to help restore the lives of our clients after an injury.
We understand that suffering an injury or illness caused by someone else’s negligence can be an extremely difficult and traumatic experience. Navigating the legal process to obtain compensation can seem daunting. Our caring and compassionate approach, combined with our expertise and tenacity, ensures we achieve exceptional outcomes for our clients.
We are committed to obtaining the maximum financial compensation possible for all our clients but, just as importantly, we are dedicated to providing the support necessary to make the legal process as simple and stress free as possible.
Brave Legal was founded by Principal Lawyer Bree Knoester who has over 18 years’ experience as both a barrister and as a solicitor.
Bree is also one of Australia’s most awarded personal injury lawyers, being one of only a select few to be recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a ‘Preeminent practitioner’ in the areas of both work injury compensation and dust diseases compensation. Bree was also named personal injury litigation ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in the 2023 edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia guide.
We provide expert advice to assess and maximise your legal entitlements on a no-win, no-fee basis.
This means you will only be required to pay legal fees if we achieve a successful outcome.
We work on the basis that you deserve to receive the majority of your compensation and we will reduce our fees where necessary to ensure this is the case.
Bree Knoester is the founder of Brave Legal and one of Australia’s leading personal injury lawyers.
Jyoti is a compassionate and caring lawyer with a passion for the law and a deep insight into the medical profession.
Charlie is a legal assistant working primarily in our medical negligence and public liability teams.
Lucy is a legal assistant working in our medical negligence, public liability and dust practices.
Pam Stavropoulos is the lead counsellor and therapist for our Brave Support program, a free wellbeing service offered to clients during their legal journey.
Helen is passionate about developing talent, increasing capability, and fostering engagement and well-being at Brave Legal.
Working in personal injury marketing for close to a decade, Niki is enthusiastic about the Brave Legal values and is driven to communicate valuable information about personal injury compensation in an easy-to-understand and compassionate way.
You have been my rock. You believed in my case, in me and always had my back. You are so dedicated and good at what you do. You care, you listen, you empathise and this joint win together is something we can both be proud of. I can’t thank you enough …… You are a wonderful person and why Brave Legal is so successful. Thank you Jyoti.Darren B.
I wholeheartedly endorse Bree of Brave Legal. Her profound expertise, unshakable integrity, pragmatic mindset, and sincere compassion shine brilliantly. We were introduced to her by another lawyer in a different domain, and it’s abundantly clear why she was highly recommended. In an industry crowded with self-proclaimed lawyers, Bree distinguishes herself and truly stands out. From our initial interaction to the conclusion of our legal matter, our experience with the entire team at Brave Legal has been truly exceptional. If it were possible, I would gladly award 100 stars. Thank you immensely!Yasmin O.
I am so grateful to Bree, Jyoti and and all staff at Brave Legal. The outcome they achieved for me was beyond my expectations. At all times throughout my claim I was treated with kindness and respect while offering expert advice. Brave Legal made an extremely stressful situation less so, as I navigated the process of my legal claim. Thank you so very much I would not have wanted to do this with anyone other than Brave Legal.Elisha K.
Thank you to Jyoti and Kathryn at Brave Legal for your exceptional service and professional advice regarding my injury. You were both very supportive and helpful throughout the entire process, answering all my questions and being responsive to my concerns. I am appreciative of all the hard work and communication throughout my case and I’m happy with the outcome you are able to achieve. I highly recommend Brave Legal to anyone in a similar situation.Philip W.
Brave Legal made my case extremely easy at a difficult time for me. The result was really outstanding. I cannot thank Bree and Lucia enough. It has made the future more comfortable for both of us.Greg G.
Brave Legal always gave me confidence to believe that my case would be resolved. No question asked, or concern raised by me was ignored, and I always felt the empathy from Bree, Lucia, and those working with them. I will be ever grateful for a very successful outcome.Keith P.
Bree Knoester and her team have been so efficient yet so supportive and compassionate. The whole process has been stress-free for our Dad, which was more important to us than anything. Bree had such a deep understanding of everything involved with our claim process and the law. Bree truly tried to achieve the best possible outcome, which was what was achieved in the end. We credit the team and their professionalism for such a smooth process. Thank you Bree, Lucia and the team for all your hard work and care.Michael C.
Thank you so very much Jyoti, you and the team have done a fantastic job and always seemed to be on top of all aspects of the claim. I have felt honoured and cared about, I have always been treated with the greatest respect, sensitivity and kindness, while you’ve guided the process as gently as possible. It’s a great result and will make a significant difference for our future. I couldn’t be happier, obviously I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone in need of your services.Private client
Thank you to Bree and Lucia for their impeccable guidance and support through the case. Nothing was ever an issue and there were no surprises as there was constant updates. The matter was dealt with professionally and empathetically at all times. Can’t thank Bree and Lucia enough for the way in which they handled this matter, there was no pressure at any time, which was greatly appreciated.Evelyn J.
The team at Brave Legal are supportive, caring and understanding. Bree is an outstanding lawyer.Cindy V.
I was a little daunted to have to seek legal services but when I spoke to Bree Knoester, my fears immediately dissipated. Bree was accessible, knowledgeable, professional and warm. I was treated with respect and the way forward was laid out for me clearly and openly. Every step of the way, I had a sound understanding of what would happen next. I wasn’t bamboozled by legal jargon and I was impressed by Bree’s breadth of experience, advice, advocacy and representation. Not only did I have an incredibly positive experience through my dealings with Bree Knoester but she brought a successfulPhoebe M.
Brave Legal were very helpful and efficient, and I appreciated their professionalism and care.Neil H.
The knowledge, care, compassion and patience Bree and Lucia showed through out my claim was amazing. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Very professional and Bree takes the time to listens to you.Georgia D.
The team at Brave Legal were absolutely amazing from my very first contact until my last. They listened and supported me throughout a process that I was completely clueless about. No question was silly and every answer was detailed and supportive. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I would give 10 stars if it was an option.Lorie B.
Thank you very much, Jyoti and Kathryn, for your legal assistance over the past few months, and for your efficiency, kindness and understanding. I wish you much success in your practice.J.A.
I felt compelled to formally write to you to thank you so much for being interested enough in my particular situation to research any possible positive outcomes in challenging my treatment provider. I thank you also for clearly explaining to me the limitations of tinnitus in an action. Anyway Jyoti, thanks again and I will keep your contact if I or a family member needs professional legal services in the future.John K.
Both Bree and Lucia were very professional and supportive at all times. What a journey we have been on over many years. I came to Bree from a recommendation from another firm. My journey had ups and downs, but Bree was so supportive and caring and understood all my emotions. Bree believed – and that was the most important thing to me. Bree never gave up – Bree believed in me – and I can never thank her enough. If you are after a caring, professional and supportive legal team that have your best interest at heart then you cannotJohnathon W.
The case was not an easy case. They were willing to work hard and follow the case through. We were able to get a good outcome.Patricia H.
I was extremely fortunate to have Bree as my lawyer and advocate. Lucia was extremely personable, efficient and kind. I will always be extremely grateful.Private Client.
The advice I received was well-researched and delivered in a timely, measured and professional manner. My input and involvement were encouraged to achieve the outcome I was seeking. Brave Legal provided me with service excellence and were compassionate and supportive throughout the process.George Z.
From the very first contact Bree was wonderfully warm and approachable while also delivered a very professional service. Lucia provided an excellent support role.Tom H.
Bree and her team made a situation that was difficult into something that became a seamless endeavour. We always felt supported, heard and cared for with every step of the process. No question was silly and no request was too complicated.Linda K.
Hi Bree, just a quick reminder to you and your team that what you do matters long term, not just at the time of a positive outcome. My daughter graduated from grade 12 recently – and I was here to help her achieve that milestone. Having complete confidence that in terms of my case whatever could be done was being done, and with a very high degree of skill, allowed me to focus on the slow battle with PTSD. That contributed significantly to me firstly just still being alive and secondly to me being able to gradually improve. I’m pleasedMick S.
Brave Legal provided an excellent service to myself and my family. They always provided a quick response and adequately explained any enquiries we had with clarity and honesty.Neil H.
A non-stressful six months from start to finish with Brave Legal. Very knowledgeable and caring. Thank you.Rad M.
I can’t thank you enough and appreciate the quality of advice, professionalism, your compassion and passion for your work. The approach of Kathryn and Jyoti was immaculate and thorough, empowering me to think rationally and make informed decisions. I have spoken to many firms (big and small) about my case, the quality of work and process you have presented is manifolds above and beyond the standards out there.”G.S.
We wish to extend sincere thanks to Bree Knoester for her professional service, advice and guidance throughout our recent mesothelioma compensation claim. It was a pleasure and an experience to have been associated with Bree for the last 6 months, and we are very satisfied with our final settlement outcome. All the best for the future and we hope that you achieve your goals and objectives.The Payne Family.
Bree was exemplary in all areas. The process was stress free and she went above and beyond our expectations. It was a smooth path to settlement.Russell F.
I came to Bree after being treated appallingly by an ASX-listed firm that was only ever interested in making a profit for their shareholders. They couldn’t even get the name of the defendant correct on court documents let alone accurately outline the circumstances of my injury, but tried to bill me for their mistakes anyway! But from the moment I met her, Bree understood my claim and its significance, and genuinely wanted to help me get the justice I deserved. She kept me informed of the process every step of the way and I always felt supported – especially whenAndrea P.
Bree was very professional and helpful. I felt safe and understood. She made a very terrible and traumatic time in my life better.Cindy S.
Bree did a fantastic job for us and we could not speak more highly of the courteous and professional way she dealt with my case. I would definitely recommend Bree to anyone.David S.
Seven and a half years ago my life was changed irrevocably by an accident… It has been an incredibly difficult, emotionally challenging and soul-destroying time in my life, and something I would never wish on anyone. Bree, your gentle and professional advice that made me realise that it was not all my fault, and over the past few years working with you all I have rebuilt that part of my self-esteem and my diminished confidence. I am forever grateful for the huge amount of work and effort that was put in by you all as a team to affect aAlex B.
Both Bree Knoester and Lucia Nguyen were extremely helpful and friendly, while being totally professional. I was kept fully informed at every stage of my legal action with each step along the way being discussed with me. There were no surprises and any queries I had were always responded to promptly and respectfully.Eileen W.
Thank you to Bree Knoester for fighting for me and making me feel worthy. She was so kind and patient, I could tell her anything and she was so supportive. The service I received was second to none. Bree connected professionally and emotionally and was so caring and thoughtful. It was an amazing and supportive experience. Bree, thank you for your tremendous support during my case. It took so much pressure off and allowed me to focus on my recovery. You genuinely care about your clients and that’s very difficult to find these days.Christine I.