Featured Koffels 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. Judgment 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. Also, Ms Sidis was...
KoffelsNotorious convicted paedophile ring member and former Christian Brother Ted Bales has been sentenced to a further seven and a half years in jail after pleading guilty to an additional 33 charges of indecent assault against another 19 students in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing the total number of his known institutional sexual abuse victims to 50.
KoffelsIf you assumed the ordeal for child sex abuse victims somehow ended with the McClelland Royal Commission into institutional Responses set up by Prime Minister Julia Gillard in 2013 then Andrew Coffey's case is proof of how wrong that it is. Republished with the kind permission of Crikey Investigations Editor David Hardaker.
KoffelsThe Federal Court of Australia dismissed the appeal of the decision made by Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alexander Hawke, to cancel the visa for the second time, of the world’s number one ranked men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic.
KoffelsIn cases of Institutional Sexual Abuse an institution is defined an organisation that was founded for a religious, educational, professional, or social purpose.
KoffelsNew reforms in NSW law mean that courts can redress unfair settlements forced on child sexual abuse survivors by churches and other institutions and lift restrictions on them speaking out publicly.
KoffelsKoffels Law firm is seeking witnesses to alleged child sexual abuse perpetrated by Stuart Hawkins who was a teacher of Parramatta Marist High School between 1975 and 1993.
KoffelsHaving successfully acted in literally hundreds of matters regarding the abuse of children in a myriad of institutions across Australia, it is sometimes good to reflect on the very positive outcomes from the process of a successful claim.
KoffelsIn coming months, victims who settled historical abuse claims in NSW pre-2016 will be able to have their agreements reviewed by Courts to assess whether they were unfairly small.
Brother Dacian aka Kevin Jewell from Marist Brothers Eastwood can help other victims of institutional child sexual abuse find their voiceKoffelsConviction of Brother Dacian aka Kevin Jewell from Marist Brothers Eastwood can help other victims of institutional child sexual abuse find their voice.
KoffelsThe National Redress Scheme published its final report for 2nd year review. The following are five things you must know before you make an application with the National Redress Scheme.
Drugs in Sport – Suspension of Athletes due to Ingesting Banned Substances is About to Get a Major Re-thinkKoffelsThe Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed the application of the World Anti-Doping Agency and Sport Integrity Australia, who challenged the reduced suspension of Australian swimmer, Shayna Jack.
Matt SwanIt is a reminder to us all that no group or institution can be seen to be beyond suspicion when it comes to the abuse of children in our society. We constantly hear people say that this would never happen in their community but the truth is, it does. This time that spotlight has now been focused on the Australian branch of the Jehovah’s...
KoffelsThe Redress Scheme for victims of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse seemed like a worthy attempt to provide compensation to victims on a fairly simplistic basis of one-off payments. Time has shown us however, that this apparent largesse on behalf of the participating institutions is not all it was purported to be. While for those for whom there is no other avenue to seek monetary...