Personal Injury Law / including Sexual Abuse

At Koffels we provide Legal services to clients who require advice for issues arising from injury that was caused by another. Our clients rest assured that when they approach our firm, we will thoroughly investigate each area of compensation available to them.

We act for clients who have been injured anywhere in Australia, as well as those injured overseas. Our affiliations with Lawyers Associated Worldwide (“LAW”) and IR Global mean that we can act for anyone almost anywhere in the world. Your matter will be closely monitored by our staff no matter where in Australia or the world where your incident may have occurred.

Our expert and efficient lawyers can deal quickly with all aspects of complicated compensation recovery systems while remaining sympathetic and available to our clients.

SCHOOL/INSTITUTIONAL PHYSICAL & SEXUAL ABUSE

We have acted for a large number of individuals seeking assistance and support in taking action against former abusers including former school teachers, cadet officers, members of the clergy, school employees and fellow students.

Koffels have lawyers experienced in the field, and who have appeared before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as advocates.  This experience and our compassionate approach enables us to best help people who have suffered abuse.  Given our experience we understand how suffering sexual abuse destroys the life not only of a child or young person, but of the individual in their adult life. We know of the need for victims to take action, be heard, be vindicated and re-claim power over their lives.

We offer a “no win no fee” arrangement for our professional legal fees when we believe that your case is reasonably likely to succeed. This means that, with the exception of “out of pocket expenses” such as records and reports, you do not have to pay our professional legal fees unless you are successful in your claim. In some circumstances we offer the possibility to have disbursements payable at the successful conclusion of your claim and this is dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

We offer a free first consultation with an experienced lawyer under the strictest confidentiality and without any obligation to proceed. We will advise you of the process, and what is involved in making a claim to enable you to make an informed decision.

We are extremely proud of our past record for achieving some of the most successful results in the Country for our clients, and we are also proud of what it has meant to those clients to be able to achieve vindication for their suffering, and to have given them a voice.

Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, are currently investigating and preparing claims in relation to the following schools and institutions across Australia:

All Saints Anglican Church Hunters HillAssemblies of God Churches
De La Salle College RevesbyDe La Salle College Bankstown
Carlisle Swimming SchoolHMAS Nirimba
Hunters Hill ScoutsKnox Grammar School
Launceston Grammar SchoolMarist College Eastwood
Marist Brothers High School MaitlandMarist Brothers Hamilton
Marist Brothers PenshurstMelrose Primary School
Scots CollegeScotch College Perth
St Ignatius College, RiverviewSt Stanislaus College, Bathurst
St Joseph’s College, Hunter’s HillSteiner School
Sydney Church of England Grammar School, (Shore)Waverly College
Northbridge Public School

 

 All Saints Anglican Church Hunters Hill Assemblies of God Churches
De La Salle College Revesby De La Salle College Bankstown
Carlisle Swimming School HMAS Nirimba
Hunters Hill Scouts Knox Grammar School
Launceston Grammar School Marist College Eastwood
Marist Brothers High School Maitland Marist Brothers Hamilton
Marist Brothers Penshurst Melrose Primary School
Scots College Scotch College Perth
St Ignatius College, Riverview St Stanislaus College, Bathurst
St Joseph’s College, Hunter’s Hill Steiner School
Sydney Church of England Grammar School, (Shore) Waverly College
Northbridge Public School

 

You may have legal rights to a civil claim for financial compensation for sexual abuse suffered. Each claim is different and laws vary from state to state so you should always seek legal advice to find out your entitlements.

We also understand that there is a Commonwealth Redress Scheme that is being established and implemented in 2018, we note that the scheme isn’t intended to impinge on individual’s rights to make a common law claim however we cannot be certain, this means that there is no better time than now to act.

If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact Ross Koffel, Stephen Dixon or William Yeo.