As an eight-year-old growing up in Campbelltown, Brett already knew he wanted to become a lawyer. He was drawn to the area of Compensation law since first studying it at university because it relates to everyday people whose lives have been upended by an accident.
Brett’s skills as an effective orator and communicator were developed over many years of debating and public speaking throughout his academic career. While studying at University of Western Sydney Brett was involved with Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) as a qualified PASS Facilitator and PASS Mentor, running study groups for students of Torts Law and Criminal Law as well as his Arts degree.
With prior experience at the Motor Accidents Authority Claims Assessment & Resolution Service (CARS), Brett has further developed his proficiency in motor accident cases since joining Stacks Goudkamp in December 2013.
Brett’s down to earth nature means he can relate to people from many different walks of life. He’s not afraid to sink his teeth into a case, and his analytical and methodical approach helps him nut out all of the issues involved.
Achieving great outcomes for injured people brings him immense satisfaction, with one matter that stands out in his mind being a hard-fought case resulting in $500,000 compensation for an elderly couple who were disadvantaged after a motor incident.
Another professional achievement came when Brett was asked to present a paper at the State Legal Conference on motor accident cases. His paper, titled ‘Late Claims and Exemptions’, was published in August 2014.
Brett perpetuates his passion for debating by mentoring and coaching the students of St Gregory’s College in debating and public speaking, as well as volunteering as an adjudicator at schools across the Greater Sydney area.
He also attends weekly trivia nights and enjoys the occasional game of cards, fuelling his love of sport by playing in a soccer and cricket team depending on the season.