We passionately support those who have had enough, dare to speak out, deserve to be heard and demand justice. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve. It’s what we do, and we work hard to understand your story. And while each case is different, our approach remains reliably the same – hardworking, straight-talking, and always prepared.
At Shine Lawyers, we put you first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years.
We are passionate about improving the lives of others and we aren’t afraid to take risks.
Our team are driven by our three core values:
We always stand up for the little guy
We stay ahead of the pack
We dare to be different
We see you; we hear you and our team of legal experts are here to support and empower you to make a stand against injustice and right wrong.
Why choose Shine
Our expertise and approach is why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through the process every step of the way in your pursuit for justice.
We are here for you
We care. We listen to truly understand your situation and provide you tailored advice.
Your dedicated team of legal experts are on your side and with you every step of the way.
We regularly check-in when it suits you to discuss critical milestones, explain a legal document or just see how you are.
Your privacy is of great importance to us, so your case and personal details will be kept confidential and secure at all times.
We are honest
We are upfront about your case so you know where you stand.
We keep you informed so you know what’s next.
There won’t be any surprises about fees.
We take action
We progress your case as quickly as possible whilst securing the best result.
We value and promptly act on the feedback you provide about our service.
We do everything in our power to right your wrong so you receive the justice you deserve.
Community and partnerships
We are proud to support our clients and the communities we work and live in across Australia and New Zealand, to ensure everyone – regardless of their background and circumstances – has access to the justice they deserve.
It all started in 1976 in Toowoomba, Queensland. A country lawyer named Kerry Shine dared to be different and stand up for the little guy. From our humble beginnings to becoming one of the first law firms in the world to be publicly listed, we have a rich history to share.
K.G Shine & Co. Established by Kerry Shine in Toowoomba, Queensland.
Stephen Roche joins K.G. Shine & Dean as an Articled Law Clerk.
Stephen Roche joins Kerry Shine in the partnership known as 'Shine Roche'.
Simon Morrison begins as a young Articled Law Clerk with Shine Roche.
Shine Roche merges with Murdoch Philips & McVeigh to become Shine Murdoch.
The Brisbane office opens with Simon Morrison leading the expansion into first capital city location.
The firm becomes known as Shine Roche McGowan and develops a strategic focus to specialise in Personal Injuries Litigation.
Shine Lawyers launches their first Class Action against McDonalds.
The firm enters the Victorian market with a joint venture start-up practice called 'Workforce Legal' in Melbourne.
Kerry Shine becomes the Attorney-General of Queensland.
Shine Roche McGowan rebrands to become Shine Lawyers.
Shine expands into Western Australia by opening an office in Perth.
Shine commences a strategic alignment with Erin Brockovich.
Shine diversifies into new areas of law including; superannuation, first-party insurance, travel and transport law and commercial litigation.
Shine Lawyers lists on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and becomes one of the first law firms, globally, to be publicly listed.
Shine acquires 'Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers' in Western Australia.
Shine opens their first office in New Zealand with the acquisition of Andrew Hooker Lawyers in Auckland.
Shine acquires Bradley Bayly Legal in Western Australia.