Lawyer Bree Knoester has practised in personal injury litigation for twelve years – first as a law clerk in a national personal injury firm, then as a solicitor in the insurance litigation group in an international firm and since 2006, as a barrister at the Victorian Bar practising exclusively in this field. From March 2010 to October 2013, she was involved in the first case involving a psychiatrically injured journalist brought against a media organisation.
Recent Posts by Bree Knoester
A Lawyer for "AZ" Speaks OutFebruary 5, 2014 by Bree Knoester
Following the landmark PTSD case in which a journalist referred to as "AZ" sought damages against Australia's The Age newspaper, Bree Knoester, one of the plaintiff's lawyers, reflects on the case, which was ultimately won by The Age. "Perhaps injuries are not preventable at all," Knoester writes. "What is clear, particularly through the work of Dart, is that there are systems that can be put in place by media organisations."
The Journalist's Burden: Reporting News and The Risk of Psychiatric InjuryFebruary 5, 2014 by Bree Knoester
This article first appeared, in a longer version, in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, issue 117, published in August 2013 (Sydney, Australia, ISSN 1449-7719), pp 40-44. It has been reproduced with the kind permission of the author and the ALA.
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