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The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme: Waiving your Common Law Rights The Government’s National Redress Scheme was implemented on 1 July 2018 following the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Scheme is an alternative to a civil claim for child sexual abuse (exercising your common law rights). However, the amount of compensation available to a victim under the Scheme is significantly less than what the victim may otherwise be entitled to. It is important to know your [...]

George Pell Guilty of Sexual Abuse

At Koffels Solicitors we have been watching with great interest, the recent Summit held by the Vatican. In essence, this investigated the deplorable history of the abuse of children by members of the clergy. Unfortunately, it would seem that the same rhetoric has been brought out to give the appearance of action against this global scourge.  Overall, the victims don’t want words, they want action, vindication, and compensation for a life destroyed. Accountability It is our firm’s belief that a crime of [...]

PI: Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

As a major Personal Injury claimant firm in the area of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers note with great interest, the decision of the DPP to Appeal the Home Detention sentencing of Philip Wilson, the former Adelaide Archbishop. Mr Wilson has been convicted of concealing child sex abuse but received a sentence deemed to be inadequate in the view of the DPP. The former Archbishop was serving one year home detention at the residence of his sister. [...]

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Child Sexual Abuse Can Occur Anywhere

With changing attitudes and perceptions towards Childhood Sexual Abuse, our understanding of Childhood Sexual Abuse is developing and we are confirming that sexual abuse can occur in almost any setting. We have learnt that at the Celtic Boys Club, which is a famous youth football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, that they have had numerous allegations of inappropriate behaviour and subsequent Child Sexual Abuse. Allegations have recently been made against the founder of Celtic Boys Club. Also against a former youth [...]

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Dangerous Recreational Activities

Dangerous Recreational Activities Many people participate in recreational activities without the realisation that there is a risk that in the event they sustain an injury they may not be capable of claiming compensation. This is because the activity might be considered a dangerous recreational activity. What is considered a recreational activity? A recreational activities under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (CLA) includes: (a) Any sport (whether or not the sport is an organised activity), and (b) Any pursuit or activity engaged in for enjoyment, [...]

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