About us

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.

Our awards.

Our awards.

Our mission

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.

Our expertise

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.

No Win, No Fee

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.

Brave team

Bree Knoester is the founder of Brave Legal and one of Australia’s leading personal injury lawyers.

Bree Knoester

Jyoti is a compassionate and caring lawyer with a passion for the law and a deep insight into the medical profession.

Jyoti Haikerwal

Anastasia enjoys working closely with Workcover clients and understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that injuries can have on individuals and their families.

Anastasia Nagorny
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Charlie is a legal assistant working primarily in our medical negligence and public liability teams.

Legal Assistant
Charlie Hondow
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Lucy is a legal assistant working in our medical negligence, public liability and dust practices.

Legal Assistant
Lucy French
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Pam Stavropoulos is the lead counsellor and therapist for our Brave Support program, a free wellbeing service offered to clients during their legal journey.

Counsellor and Therapist
Pam Stavropoulos
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Helen is passionate about developing talent, increasing capability, and fostering engagement and well-being at Brave Legal.

People and Culture Consultant
Helen Ayres
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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.

Marketing and Digital Consultant
Niki Jayemanne

Areas of practice

Medical
negligence

When your health is affected by poor healthcare, it is important to seek legal advice from medical negligence experts.

Work

injury

A workplace injury can be devastating. Finding a lawyer who is Workcover expert and handles matters with compassion is critical.

Dust
diseases

Diagnosis of a dust disease can occur long after exposure. It's important to have a specialist and caring lawyer by your side.

Public
liability

Injuries caused through a slip and fall; or another person's negligence can have a huge impact on your health and ability to work.

Historical and
institutional abuse

Sharing your story is difficult. We are a trauma aware legal practice and work with survivors every day.

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