Spotlight on Shine


Shine, an SJE Group investment, began as a single branch 42 years ago and today employs over 850 people who work in its 51 branches to "shine a light on injustice and make the world a better place one client at a time".


Today, Shine provides damages based plaintiff litigation legal services in Australia; and insurance recovery consulting services in New Zealand. It operates through two segments, Personal Injury and Emerging Practice Areas.


The Personal Injury segment provides medical negligence, public liability, catastrophic injuries, workers' compensation, and motor vehicle accidents. The Emerging Practice Areas segment offers disability insurance and superannuation claims, professional negligence, social justice, class actions, first party insurance recovery claims, landowners' rights, aviation, product liability, family law, and asbestos compensation.


The company was founded in 1976 and is based in Brisbane, Australia. The Group includes:

  • Shine Lawyers,

  • Sciaccas,

  • Emanate Legal,

  • Stephen Browne Personal Injury Lawyers,

  • Bradley Bayly Legal,

  • Best Wilson Buckley Family Law,

  • RiskWorldwide,

  • My Insurance Claim and

  • Carr & Co Divorce and Family Lawyers.

In FY2018, the Group delivered on this promise by winning or settling more than 6,000 cases on behalf of its clients and procuring damages exceeding $600m.

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