Polaris is the name of the North star: the first and brightest star in the night sky. Because it is stable, it has been used for centuries by explorers in navigation, and for European explorers – Polaris showed the way home. We believe that at their best, lawyers serve as navigators: guiding our clients through a complex legal system.

Why Polaris?

If you’ve been injured or have a disability, you deserve the best legal representation:
expert lawyers, clear advice when and where you need it, and no hidden costs.

Polaris lawyers is an innovative boutique personal injury law firm combining over 30 years of big firm expertise, with the personal service and empathy you only get with a team dedicated to you and your case.

Meet Polaris Founder Nick Mann, to find out why Polaris was started and what makes it different from the big firms:

We’re committed to guiding you through the legal process, working hard and smart to:

  • Maximise your financial support and compensation
  • Protect your benefits and entitlements
  • Prepare your case promptly and with legal expertise
  • Resolve your claim without delay, while also evaluating your individual needs

Our Approach

Polaris Lawyers was started with a simple vision – putting our injured clients first as we guide them to a great result. At Polaris we ask: how can we help?

It might not sound revolutionary, but for us this means delivering top quality personal service for every client, keeping our promises, no nonsense advice, and cost certainty for every one of our clients.

Up front and easy to understand advice – We understand that if you’ve been injured, you don’t know where you stand legally, and the last thing you want is costly and complicated legal advice. At Polaris we promise no legal jargon – we guide you through the legal claim, giving you advice and updates in plain English, when you want it.

Take a look at our Customer Service Standards to find out more about our commitment to each and every Polaris client: polaris-lawyers-customer-service-standards

Our focus and commitment guides us to get the best possible legal outcomes for you:

  • We’re on your side – we’re with you every step of the way to get the outcome you deserve.
  • Compassion and personal service – every client treated with respect and empathy. You’re not just a number.
  • No hidden costs or fees: Know where you stand from day 1. We offer no win no fee representation, a clear quote on your costs you pay if you win, and caps on costs so that you keep the majority of any compensation you receive.

Meet The Team

Polaris Lawyers is led by Nick Mann, LIV accredited personal injury specialist and former Leader of Slater and Gordon’s Medical Negligence department. Nick is joined by Megan Caines, Senior Associate, and Becky Bass, Operations Manager.

Together we have extensive experience protecting the entitlements of injured Victorians, and in fighting for them in a constructive way to get them fair and reasonable compensation.


Megan Caines

Senior Associate

Based in Melbourne’s South East, Megan is a senior lawyer with a track record for getting great results for people injured in road and motor vehicle accidents. She prides herself on having strong communication skills and providing straightforward advice to clients.

Efficient and approachable, Megan enjoys assisting clients from diverse backgrounds navigate the TAC scheme and the legal process.

For over 7 years Megan worked at Australia’s largest personal injury law firm. Megan now enjoys working at a firm which gives personal service to each and every client,  and protecting the rights of individuals regardless of their social or economic background.


Nick Mann

Founder & Principal

Nick is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, and is a finalist for the Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist of the year, 2017.

He has extensive experience representing people in a wide range of personal injury matters, and until December 2016 he was the Head of the Victorian Medical Law Department of Australia’s largest personal injury law firm.

Nick is passionate about the rights of people with disabilities, and has been involved in policy and advocacy about the National Disability Insurance Scheme since 2011. He has a Masters in Health and Medical Law, which focused on compensation and disability insurance rights.

With over 12 years’ experience, Nick has obtained great results for hundreds of injured Victorians and their families, giving personal service to every client to ensure that they get the compensation they deserve.


Becky Bass

Operations Manager

Becky is the Polaris Operations Manager and office guru. She has over 11 years’ experience assisting people involved in motor vehicle accidents and people who have been injured as a result of medical treatment.

Having studied nursing before joining the legal field Becky has a keen interest in complex health and medical issues. Strong attention to detail and efficiency in her role contribute to Becky’s ability to help clients resolve their claim as quickly as possible.

Until April 2017 Becky was a Senior Legal Assistant and Support Team Leader of the Victorian Medical Law Department of Australia’s largest personal injury law firm.


With over 30 years combined experience in personal injury law we have the knowledge and insight to get the best outcomes for our clients.

Take the stress out of pursuing a claim and focus on your recovery. We are a compassionate and understanding team with no hidden fees or charges, free initial advice when and where you need it.

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