Warren Bennett

Managing Partner/Founder- Brisbane & Sydney Office

TPD Specialist

Warren is the founder, commander, and CEO of WKB Lawyers. Warren started this firm because he saw a genuine need for consumers to access specialised Total and Permanent Disability (“TPD”) lawyers who have only practiced in this area of law. In starting the firm, Warren set out to make TPD a relevant practice area and not some side area whose lawyers did not specialise in TPD claims, as he found working in Personal Injury firms.

Warren is a very experienced TPD lawyer, having experience working on both sides of the fence and has worked in TPD for over 16 years. He is very passionate when it comes to protecting his client’s rights.

In his spare time, Warren enjoys spending time with his family, exercising and watching basketball.

Jesicca Yousif

Partner- Sydney Office

TPD Specialist

Jesicca joined WKB Lawyers as a Partner and brings with her a determination to help others especially at those critical moments in their lives where many find themselves unable to work or undertake activities of daily living because of injury or illness.

Jesicca graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). She is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW, is a member of the Law Society of NSW and is registered as a practitioner in the High Court of Australia registry.

Since entering the legal profession, Jesicca has gained exposure to various areas of law including insurance, personal injury, immigration, conveyancing, banking and finance.

Jesicca has worked solely in insurance claim matters for several years now. Her passion to help others is underpinned by the values of WKB Lawyers who are client focused and believe in achieving the best possible result for each client.

On a personal note, she values her faith, family, friends, and food and enjoys being outdoors.

Julie Hayes

Practice Manager- Brisbane Office

Julie has joined the team of WKB Lawyers as Practice Manager and brings a wealth of knowledge in Office Management and Practice Management gaining invaluable experience from over 25+ years working in law firms from Top Tier to Boutique here in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.

Julie likes to spend her weekends out on the water with family and friends and when not out on the water is throwing her hand at DIY home renovating.

Deni Beverley

Team Leader Claims- Brisbane Office

TPD Specialist

Deni is a Team Leader working within our Superannuation and TPD team. She has her Diploma in Justice Administration and has commenced her Bachelor of Law. Deni has worked in the Superannuation Industry for the last 9 years. She has a strong drive and passion for getting successful outcomes for her clients.

When Deni isn’t working hard, she is enjoying family time with her husband, kids, and furry friends

Hunter McInnes

Special Counsel- Brisbane Office

Personal Injury

Hunter is an experienced personal injury and TPD lawyer with 40+ years’ experience in New South Wales and Queensland . Originally from country NSW, Hunter undertook his studies at Sydney Uni and UTS and early training in Sydney in Union based Law with a focus on personal injury. Relocating over a decade ago to Queensland Hunter worked with the Union movement in Brisbane and a number of regional centres including Cairns, Rockhampton and Gladstone representing injured clients before settling back in Brisbane and joining WKB Lawyers.

Ah Hae Woo

Senior Associate- Sydney Office

TPD Specialist

Ah Hae is a Senior Associate specialising in Superannuation and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance. She is passionate about helping injured or ill clients claim benefits that they are rightly entitled to, to be of assistance through their physical, mental and financial adversities.

Ah Hae graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts/Laws and admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW. Since joining the legal profession, she has gained extensive experience in personal injury and insurance.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, pilates and exploring new restaurants

Nate McGillivray

Paralegal

Tarah Rozario

Senior Law Clerk- Brisbane Office

Tarah is a Senior Law Clerk working in our Brisbane Head Office where she finds great satisfaction in helping her client’s navigate unfamiliar insurance claim processes. She has over eleven years’ experience in the legal profession, and has been exclusively focused on insurance claim matters for the last eight years.

Tarah holds a Bachelor of Justice from the Queensland University of Technology, and is currently in the process of completing a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. She is passionate in advocating for her clients against unscrupulous insurers and seeing them through to a positive outcome.

When not at work, you will find Tarah with her family, friends and beloved Springer Spaniel enjoying the beautiful Queensland Coast, or spending time at her local Muay Thai Gym.

Angela Noble

Senior Law Clerk- Brisbane Office

Angela is a Senior Paralegal/Consultant working within our superannuation team. She runs your TPD claim from initial enquiry to claim decision. Angela is kind, empathic and very approachable. She is happy to answer any questions and provide support during our client’s most difficult times.

Angela  hold a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal). I have been working in different aspects of law since 2009 and has been solely working for leading Law Firms in superannuation and insurance claims since 2012. I have widespread experience in Income Protection, TPD, Trauma and Death claims.

Andrea Stevenson

Advocacy Specialist/Consultant- Sydney Office

Andrea Stevenson has been in the Life Insurance Industry for over 40 years, and 12 of those years has been as an Advocate Specialist working within the large insurance Companies.

Being an Advocate Specialist allows Andrea who specialises in complex matters provide exceptional advice and service.
Andrea understands that it is a difficult time completing Insurance claim forms, waiting outcomes she is there to help you every step of the way, provide updates and communicate effectively.

Andrea understands the claims process, including declined claims and requesting reviews.

Sally Hampstead

Paralegal- Sydney Office

Sally Hampstead is a Paralegal working within our Superannuation and TPD Team at WKB Lawyers.  She has been working in plaintiff personal injury law firms for 30+ years, with 11 years working exclusively on Total and Permanent Disablement, Income Protection, Terminal Illness and Death Benefit Claims.

Sally works in the Superannuation and TPD Team alongside Jesicca Yousif, a Partner in our Sydney office.  Sally assists with all aspects of Total and Permanent Disablement Claims, Income Protection Claims, Terminal Illness Claims and Death Benefit Claims from the initial stages of preparing claim forms through to lodgment and decision.

Deb Shotter

Senior Legal Assistant- Brisbane Office

Deb is a Senior Legal Assistant working within our Superannuation and TPD team. She has worked in the Superannuation Industry for the last 3 years.

Deb has a strong passion for client service and endeavours to make the process as understandable and easy as it possibly can be for our clients.

When Deb isn’t working, usually you will find her in a bowling alley.

Caitlin Farrant

Senior Law Clerk- Brisbane Office

Caitlin has returned to the team at WKB Lawyers as Senior Law Clerk within the Superannuation and TPD team. In 2022 she graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Juris Doctor and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science from the University of Queensland. Caitlin has worked in insurance for 3 years and is passionate about obtaining positive outcomes for her clients.

When Caitlin isn’t working, she is testing new recipes in the kitchen or out sailing on Moreton Bay.

Nektaria Rice

Law Clerk- Sydney Office

Nektaria is a Law Clerk within our Superannuation and Insurance team. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce and has intentions of becoming admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Under the leadership of Partner Jesicca Yousif, Nektaria is responsible for managing Total and Permanent Disablement, Income Protection and Permanent Incapacity claims, from initial enquiry through to resolution. She finds this area of law very rewarding as she can assist people with an enduring illness or injury receive the insured benefits they are entitled to.

Nektaria appreciates the intricate nuances involved in the claims process and is committed to ensuring each claim progresses seamlessly and achieves a successful outcome for her client.

Brooke Shaw

Paralegal – Brisbane Office

Brooke is a dedicated paralegal working with our Superannuation and TPD claims team, on the verge of completing her Bachelor of Law at Southern Cross University. Her empathetic approach to the emotionally charged nature of the work at WKB reflects her commitment to the profession.

Beyond the legal realm, she enjoys activities such as reading, socializing, and occasionally playing beach volleyball. Brooke embodies the qualities of a dedicated paralegal, harmonizing academic excellence, professional acumen, and vibrant personal pursuits within a concise and dynamic professional profile.

Daniel Nemani

Paralegal – Sydney Office

Daniel is a paralegal working within our TPD claims team. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce and seeks to become admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Daniel is the first point of contact between clients and our firm, being responsible for handling new enquiries regarding Total and Permanent Disability claims. Daniel is passionate about client service and seeks to provide clients with guidance and insight regarding their claim.

When Daniel isn’t working, you’ll find him on a tennis court or spending time with family.

Lauren Ghandour

Graduate At Law- Sydney Office

Lauren is a Law Clerk within our Superannuation and Total Permanent Disability (TPD) division. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Law, her passion lies in utilising legal expertise to assist those who have suffered injuries or illnesses.

With a keen interest in personal injury law, Lauren anticipates graduating in July 2024 and aims to be admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales by the end of the same year. Her commitment to this field stems from her desire to aid clients in navigating through their physical, mental, and financial adversities.

Under the guidance of Senior Associate Ah Hae, Lauren actively contributes to managing TPD claims, ensuring that clients receive the benefits they rightfully deserve. She approaches each case with empathy and determination, understanding the intricacies involved in the claims process.

Beyond her professional endeavours, Lauren finds joy in exploring new dining experiences, spending quality time with friends and family, and maintaining an active lifestyle through gym workouts and outdoor activities. With a strong work ethic and a compassionate mindset, Lauren is driven to make a positive impact in the lives of those she assists.

Mariam Yassine

Administration Assistant – Sydney Office

Mariam has joined the team of WKB Lawyers as our dedicated Administration Assistant. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business, Mariam seeks to be admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Mariam supports our lawyers and paralegals, ensuring the smooth operation of our firm by handling administrative duties as well as contacting new enquiries regarding Total and Permanent Disability claims. Her dedication to client satisfaction and commitment to excellence make her an integral part of our team.

Elodie Hilless Brown

Paralegal- Brisbane Office