Legal Articles


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. 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...

Gordon West Public School and Mosman Spastic Centre Child Sexual Abuse – Call For Witnesses

Koffels Solicitors & Barristers are seeking witnesses to allegations of institutional child sexual abuse at Gordon West Public School in 1988 and at the then Mosman Spastic Centre.

Call for Witnesses: Brother Martin Harmata & Allan James Pollock, Patrician Brothers College

Brother Martin Harmata was charged with 8 counts of sexual abuse of 3 different minors while teaching at the Patrician Brothers College of Blacktown.

Peter Jeremy Longley – Scotch College Perth Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

As a trusted teacher and dormitory master, Peter Jeremy Longley had access to young students and could develop close relationships with them, albeit inappropriate. He has used his position as a trusted educator to groom and commit sexual abuse on his students.

Brother Roger “Gabriel” Mount – Institutional Child Abuse at St. John of God

St John of God Order is accused of paying off ex-students of its institutions to keep quiet about sexual misconduct by Brother Roger Mount aka Father Gabriel that occurred whilst at their respective schools with staff members and priests in positions of authority.

Brother Thomas (Patrick) Butler – Institutional Sexual Abuse in the Marist Brothers

Brother Thomas Butler also known as Brother Patrick puts Marist Brothers centre stage for their inability to act on institutional child sexual abuse.

Ringwood Technical School Child Abuse – A Call for Witnesses

Koffels Solicitors and Barristers are currently working on historical institutional child sexual abuse claims at Ringwood Technical School, Heathmont in the 1970s and we are seeking contact from people who might have attended music classes.

Rod Corrie – Scouts NSW Child Abuse – A Call For Witnesses

Koffels Solicitors and Barristers is seeking witnesses to child sexual abuse perpetrated by Roderick Albert Joseph Corrie, a former NSW Branch Commissioner and scout leader.

Institutional Child Abuse at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Established in 1847, the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle – formerly known as the Diocese of Maitland – has caught itself in the epicentre of a Catholic Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Scandal in the heart of Australia.

Knox Grammar – A History of Child Abuse and Cover-Ups

Still regarded as one of Sydney's most prestigious schools, Knox Grammar has been charged with multiple serious charges of institutional child sexual abuse over a 33 year period

Bruce Barrett – Knox Grammar School Offender

Knox Grammar School's elegant veneer conceals a sad history of sexual abuse and cover-ups. For decades, students at the top grammar school were terrified of predatory paedophile instructors. Any kids who attempted to talk openly were disciplined and silenced.

Dr Ian Paterson Oversaw Knox Grammar Child Abuse

Despite overwhelming evidence and five convictions against teachers under his watch, Dr Paterson denied any responsibility and walked away without repercussions.