Bree Knoester is the Managing Partner of Adviceline Injury Lawyers and leads the firm’s occupational diseases litigation and sexual abuse practices.
An expert in industrial injuries and occupational diseases (asbestos, silicosis, dust), Bree also has significant experience in medical negligence, sexual abuse and catastrophic injury compensation.
She is dedicated to ensuring that her clients are properly compensated for their injuries and thrives on providing advice and support to her clients throughout their whole case.
Bree understands that for clients, going to court can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. She is committed to ensuring that her clients understand what is happening with their case every step of the way.
Bree regularly provides media organisations with expert commentary on a range of personal injury matters; particularly medical negligence, abuse and industrial accidents and diseases.
For a term of three years, Bree has been appointed to the Presumptive Rights Advisory Committee. In this role she will assist in the determination of claims brought by Emergency Services workers under the new Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights and Fire Services Amendment Legislation (Reform) Bill 2019.
Over the course of her career, Bree has been involved in many of the largest cases and settlements in personal injury litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Bree was at the Victorian Bar for eight years. As a barrister, Bree regularly appeared in the County Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Bree’s experience as a barrister means her clients know she is an expert at navigating the court system. Her advocacy skills are an important part of her skill-set, enabling her to successfully advocate for her clients and negotiate excellent outcomes.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Monash University
Bachelor of Arts – Monash University
Masters of Laws – Monash University
Best Lawyers® in Australia: Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation (2020)
Best Lawyers® in Australia: Personal Injury Litigation (2019-2020)
Best Lawyers® in Australia: Medical Negligence (2018-2020)
Doyle’s Guide: Leading practitioner – Asbestos & Dust Diseases Compensation (2016 & 2018 – 2019)
Doyle’s Guide: Leading practitioner – Work Injury Compensation (2017 – 2019)
Doyle’s Guide: Leading practitioner – Medical Negligence Compensation (2019)
Doyle’s Guide: Recommended practitioner – Public Liability Compensation (2019)
Australian Lawyers Alliance
Editorial Committee – Precedent magazine
Presumptive Rights Advisory Committee (2019 – 2022)
Board of Directors – Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma (Asia Pacific) (2014 – 2016)
Member of Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Inc (GARDS)/Asbestos Council of Victoria