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A History of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse at De La Salle Revesby

“To be able to put your hand up and say ‘this happened to me’ is a really important process – it can heal relationships – you hold somebody responsible for what happened to you. “

Chris Wallington was assaulted at De La Salle Revesby by the notorious Errol Swain in the late 1960s. The institutional child sexual abuse that took place there ruined many lives, but after ignoring the darker times from his past, with the help initially of his brother and later with Koffels Solicitors and Barristers, Chris now feels vindicated, seen and, of course, well-compensated.

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A History of Child Sexual Abuse and Cover-Ups at Revesby De La Salle

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 [...]

Paedophilia in Private Schools

To read the original article published in The SMH and written by Peter FitzSimons, please click here. Is paedophilia more prevalent in private schools? Recently a number of our clients spoke to Peter FitzSimons about the abuse they say they suffered at the hands of Knox teachers. As a matter of fact paedophilia in private [...]

Call for Witnesses – Errol Swain

“CALL FOR WITNESSES TO COME FORWARD” “Errol Swain and the De La Salle schools” PH: 02 9283 5599 Errol Swain “Anything discussed will be absolutely CONFIDENTIAL and if you wish completely ANONYMOUS. We have over 40 separate cases against De La Salle for institutional sexual abuse from 1967 to 1985. We ask the community to [...]

NSW Abuse Victims to have Unfair Agreements Reviewed After Statute of Limitations Reform

In 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.

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