Brave Legal

Headquarters: Melbourne, Australia

1 The Best Lawyers in Australia award

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Australia award

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Welcome to Brave Legal, a boutique personal injury law firm driven by an unwavering commitment to the well-being of our clients.

With our experience and tenacity, we have secured outstanding financial settlements for hundreds of everyday Victorians, providing them with peace of mind and restoring life after injury.​

To discuss how we can help guide you through what can be a complex and challenging time, contact us today to arrange a confidential, no-cost consultation.

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 in 2020 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 2020 edition of the Best Lawyers in Australia guide.

Areas of practice:

  • Medical negligence
  • Workcover
  • Dust diseases
  • Public liability (slips and trips)
  • Sexual and institutional abuse

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.

Testimonials from our clients

Thank you to Bree 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

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 a positive outcome.​

Lawyers get a bad wrap a lot of the time, but it is people like you that are led by genuine values of doing what is right and what is fair that give your profession a good name.​

Lucia, you have been so responsive and thoughtful, and always accessible, thank you so much.

Alex B

I can't thank you enough and appreciate the quality of advice, professionalism, your compassion and passion for your work. Kathryn and Jyoti were immaculate and thorough in their approach, empowering me to think rationally and make informed decisions.


Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Legal Assistant
Brave Support, Counsellor and Therapist
Bree Knoester
Principal Lawyer & Founder
03 9070 9816
Niki Patterson
Marketing Manager
03 9070 9816

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  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Litigation

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