Brett Hogan

Brett Hogan Safe Space Legal lawyer
Senior Associate
Phone 03 9124 7318
Experience JD, BSocWelf. CertIVGovtInv

Professional Experience

Brett is a Senior Associate at Safe Space Legal with over 25 years of experience working with children, young people and people with disability.  He is passionate about protecting the rights and ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable people.

Brett is a highly skilled and experienced lawyer having worked in child protection, youth law and safeguarding, where he has advocated to protect children and young people.  In addition to being a seasoned lawyer, Brett’s previous experience as a social worker and in the disability sector gives him a unique understanding of the risks and challenges faced by children and vulnerable people.  Brett’s legal training and experience in the legal and disability sector, make him uniquely qualified to conduct trauma-informed investigations in relation to abuse and misconduct.  He is committed to conducting fair and impartial investigations that will protect the rights of all involved.  Brett strives to support organisations to provide best practice safeguarding to keep children and vulnerable people safe in a calm and thoughtful manner.  

Why do you work at Safe Space Legal?

“My passion is to prevent the abuse of children and vulnerable people from occurring, by supporting organisations to have a culture of safeguarding. This we can achieve together, through training, regular reviews of practice and in addressing concerns effectively if they arise.”

Fun fact/outside interests

I enjoy being involved in local football and athletics. I have been a volunteer Auskick coach, goal umpire for junior football and currently volunteer at Little Athletics Victoria. I also enjoy camping with my family. I can play the didgeridoo (and took a course at TAFE to learn to circular breath).


Vic State Government Excellence awards – winner 2017 Innovation Award

Brett Hogan Safe Space Legal
  • Juris Doctor, Monash Uni 2008 
  • Bachelor of Social Welfare, Monash Uni 2003
  • Div 4 (disability) Nursing
  • CSV 1990 · Admitted to Practice – Supreme Court of Victoria since 2009.
  • Admitted to Practice – High Court of Australia since 2015.
  • Accredited Provider – Triple P Positive Parenting Program since 2002.
Professional Memberships
  • LIV
  • Geelong Law Association

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