Get in touch with Brianna
Brianna Tapscott prides herself on honesty, dependability and trust, which has seen her become an asset to a broad range of clients.
She has degrees in both law and International Studies with a varied background that includes a role as a District Court Judges’ Associate, Paralegal work in commercial litigation in the UK as well as caring for the young and elderly in injury rehabilitation centres.
These experiences have given Brianna a rare ability to develop strong relationships with people from all backgrounds, and provide genuine empathy and understanding for every unique legal issue.
Brianna understands that the law, and seeing a lawyer, can be a daunting process but her approachability and commitment to the matter immediately sets clients at ease.
An approachable young practitioner, Brianna provides sound legal advice and is dedicated to achieving the best result possible.
She encourages clients to ask questions about their rights and entitlements, offering clear answers without the ‘legal jargon’.
Brianna builds relationships based on trust, transparency and reliability, which has brought her success both personally and professionally.
Brianna deals with the insurer throughout the injury claim process, taking the stress away from clients and allowing them to focus on their treatment and rehabilitation.
For Brianna, it is a privilege to represent war veterans in at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, to ensure that their pension entitlements are honoured.
Community service is important to Brianna, who is also passionate about providing pro bono legal services and being an advocate for those who don’t have a voice.
She also has an interest in defending people in the criminal courts.
- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Flinders University of South Australia)
- Bachelor of International Studies (Flinders University of South Australia)
- Admitted to practice 2005
My Areas of Expertise
- Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
- Workers Compensation
- Public Liability
- Criminal Law
- Comcare and Commonwealth Employee Claims
- Defence Force Members, Veterans and Widow Claims
- Asbestos and Chemical Exposure Claims
My Professional Interests
- Member of the Law Society of South Australia
- Board Member, South Australian Amateur Football League (SAAFL)
Media & Blog Posts
Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt.2
Are you an injured Defence veteran?The new Reparations scheme is due to launch in early 2018. Register your details here and we’ll keep you updated. There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women...Read more
Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt. 1
There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women are still awaiting recognition for injuries sustained while serving their country. But Australia’s military compensation system is complex and full...Read more
Why the ‘lifestyle rating’ is critical to Defence veterans’ claims
Defence veterans risk so much for their country. When they are injured while serving and suffer a permanent impairment, one of the biggest tolls they pay is that on their lifestyle. Relationships, recreation, mobility and employment prospects are all affected by injury, but how do you put a value on that when making a compensation...Read more
Abuse claims process softened for Defence personnel
Current and former Defence personnel no longer face the distressing prospect of recounting in person the sexual or physical abuse they suffered during their service when making a claim for injury.Read more
Military Injuries - Permanent Impairment Claims
The Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) provides an entitlement to claim for compensation for permanent impairment with respect to both accepted service related physical and psychological injuries, writes Military Lawyer Brianna Tapscott.Read more