Former De La Salle Revesby Student Awarded $1.5 Million for Child Sexual Abuse
On 5 October 2018, the Supreme Court of New South Wales entered Judgment in favour of a Plaintiff who was the victim of child sexual abuse in the amount of $1,548,488.75 plus costs.
The Judgment was adopted from the findings of former Judge of the District Court of New South Wales and Justice of the ACT Supreme Court, Ms Margaret Sidis. Ms Sidis was appointed [...]
Institutions are Actively Trying to Keep Claimants from Instructing Koffels, and we couldn't be more flattered.
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers are achieving the highest and most consistent level of payouts in Australia, and needless to say the institutions are not happy with us. How do we do it?...
Koffels have taken a totally different approach when it comes to taking action against an institution for Childhood [...]
Mosman Swim Teacher - Alleged Child Sex Abuse
The Sydney swim instructor Kyle James Henk Daniels, twenty (20) years old, has now had an additional twenty-eight (28) charges of sexual abuse laid against him in court. This has been a result of sexual abuse allegations made by students at the Mosman Swim Centre located on Vista Street in the prestigious suburb of Mosman in Sydney.
The casual swimming instructor who [...]
What you need to be aware of when buying a horse
Contract (applicable to all sales)
A contract is entered into between a seller and buyer when an offer is made by one party and accepted by the other. An advertisement (an invitation to treat) is not necessarily an offer and any sale should be confirmed in writing.
While a contract can be written and/or oral it [...]
Ross & Julia Koffel get as close to the racing industry’s “Golden Slipper” trophy as they could ever have hoped to be
Ross and Julia Koffel were the guest of the Commonwealth Bank at the Business of Racing Lunch. The lunch was hosted by the Sydney Turf Club, and the Western Sydney Chamber of Commerce at Rosehill Racecourse.
Guest speakers included the top racehorse trainer Chris [...]
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Staff Support International Women’s Day in Sydney
Members of the Koffels staff attended the Law Society Panel presentation in honour of International Women’s Day. In particular, the panel presented issues facing professional women in the work place. Thereafter note was made of their on-line facility to assist those facing issues of discrimination, bullying and/or sexual harassment.
Providing safe, balanced work places is [...]
Ross and Julia Koffel
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers: Networking in Singapore
Ross and Julia Koffel spent the week in Singapore. Time well spent networking with colleagues and business contacts as part of their cross-border practice.
As usual the welcome from IR Global members around the world is always a warm one. Accordingly it was a pleasure to visit the offices of WNLEX LLC and meet with Ng [...]
What corporate governance rules do investors need to be aware of and what applies to them?
The Australian Government welcomes productive foreign direct investment. A good understanding of the Australian corporate governance rules is the key to success in investing in Australia.
Main legislation and regulatory sources
The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the “Act”) is the principal legislation regulating companies in Australia.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission [...]
Contract & Misrepresentation (applicable to all sales of horses)
The law of contract and misrepresentation apply to sales of horses regardless of whether the seller is conducting a private sale, say a one off sale, or is in the business of selling horses. A purchaser can sue on the contract or in relation to any representation.
Care should be taken when selling a horse to ensure [...]
Regional Meeting of IR Global Members Held in Brisbane and Plan for Tokyo
Ross Koffel (Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney); Mark White (White & Mason Lawyers Melbourne) Paul Warden-Hutton (Houlihan2 Melbourne).
The Australia/New Zealand Regional Group enjoyed another successful, and well attended meeting in Brisbane on Friday 22nd February. The hosts were our two Brisbane based firms, James Conomos Lawyers, represented by James Conomos and Wiebke [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Aaron Koffel BA., MLLP, MBA (Columbia Business School and London Business School), SAI Global Qualified (CSR)
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers are pleased to announce that Aaron Koffel has joined the firm as Special Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer.
After initially practicing within the firm, Aaron then subsequently worked in the public arena as General Counsel for a subsidiary of a New York based public company in [...]
Our members are leaders of the legal industry. They are proud to uphold the highest ethical standards and offer an unrivaled quality of service to clients all over the world.
IR Global was founded in 2010 and has grown to become the largest practice area exclusive network of advisors in the world.
This incredible success story has seen the network receive recognition and be featured in [...]
Children rely on their parents for food, shelter, emotional support and love. However, during divorce proceedings, parents often need some support of their own.
If you are going through a relationship breakdown, remember that Courts smile upon parents who act in the ‘best interests of the child.’ Of course, this is easier said than done when your former partner is acting increasingly childish about your [...]
Recently, Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, attended the Annual Commercial and Corporate Law Conference held at the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Many industry stakeholders including legal practitioners, academics and researchers attended the conference to share and discuss their views on the growing social demand for directors’ public duties, and for companies to take proactive steps to manage issues relating to environmental and social [...]
Ross and Julia Koffel of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the LAW Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 131 member delegates and 3 observer delegates from 42 countries. Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) is a global association of 110 independent law firms located in more than 150 major commercial centres throughout the world. Membership in LAW allows member firms. such as Koffels [...]