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Bree Knoester

Partner - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Personal Injury


Bree Knoester is the Managing Partner of Adviceline Injury Lawyers (a division of Holding Redlich) and leads the firm’s asbestos litigation and sexual abuse practices. 

An expert in industrial injuries and asbestos and dust diseases, 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.


Over the course of her career, Bree has been involved in many of the largest cases and settlements in personal injury litigation.

Most notably, in the largest medical abuse case in Australia, she acted for 60 claimants against a neurologist. Bree was also instrumental in a landmark, worldwide first, case for a journalist with PTSD seeking damages against a major media organisation.

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.


05 July 2019 - In the News

Holding Redlich welcomes two new partners, makes 16 senior appointments

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Property & Real Estate, #Intellectual Property, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Personal Injury, #Construction & Infrastructure

National law firm Holding Redlich has announced the recruitment of two new partners and the appointment of 16 to senior positions.

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.

10 September 2019 - In the News

Opinion: Reviewing heavy vehicle law

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics

Earlier this year, the National Transport Commission released an Issues Paper which dissects and analyses the regulatory style and structure of the Heavy Vehicle National Law.