In one of the largest medical abuse cases in Australia, Bree Knoester represented 52 sexual abuse survivors in compensation claims against the estate of their alleged perpetrator – former neurologist, Dr Andrew Churchyard.
This area of law has undergone many changes in recent years and new rules apply to time limits and identifying the right entity to sue.
If you were abused and you successfully bring a claim against the person or institution where the abuse occurred, you can potentially seek compensation for:
We have successfully brought claims against churches, schools, government departments, medical practitioners and individuals.
We are a safe space to share your story and hear about your potential rights. Calling and making an appointment with one of our lawyers is free.Meet our Lawyers
Sometimes a successful compensation claim requires you to prove what was known about the person who abused you, or what should have been known. An expert lawyer will often have resources and witnesses to help you prove your case.
We know that you may be sharing your story of abuse for the first time. We are a trauma aware legal practice skilled in working with survivors of abuse every day.
Brave Legal has over 30 years’ experience in abuse claims and only acts on a no-win, no-fee basis. We recognise that the process can be stressful and we offer a free counselling service for our clients and their families through our “Brave Support” program.
Our mission is to provide legal excellence entwined with compassionate support to deliver exceptional outcomes.Contact us
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.
Anastasia enjoys working closely with Workcover clients and understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that injuries can have on individuals and their families.
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.
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.