Institutional & Sexual Abuse

Areas of Practice Description

Personal Injury, Sexual Assault & Institutional Sexual Abuse Lawyers

At Koffels Personal Injury and Sexual Abuse Lawyers, 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.

Regardless of where you live in Australia, we are willing and able to act. Likewise this also includes those injured overseas. In addition, our affiliations with Lawyers Associated Worldwide (“LAW”) and IR Global mean that we can act for anyone almost anywhere in the world. In fact, your matter will be closely monitored by our staff no matter where in Australia or the world where your incident may have occurred.

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

Sexual Assault, Physical and School/Institutional Sexual Abuse

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

Koffels have personal injury and sexual abuse lawyers experienced in the field. Furthermore have appeared before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as advocates.  Thus, this experience and our compassionate approach enables us to best help people who have suffered abuse.  Also, 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. Consequentially we know of the need for victims to take action as well as be heard, be vindicated and reclaim power over their lives.

No Win No Fee Child Sexual Abuse Lawyer Fees

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 also is dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Above all, we are experienced personal injury and sexual abuse lawyers.

Free Consultation

We offer a free first consultation with an experienced sexual abuse lawyer under the strictest confidentiality and without any obligation to proceed. When making a claim our lawyers will advise you in regard to the process and exactly what is involved.

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.

Your Rights

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

In 2018 there was the establishment of The Commonwealth Redress Scheme. 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.

Our expert sexual abuse lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve. In addition, our dedicated team understand the difficulties you are facing, and will make sure the process is as simple as possible.

If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact Ross Koffel.

Common Questions

If you have been sexually abused, or know somebody who has, our abuse claims solicitors can help. Our legal team will walk you through the legal process and will be there to help you every step of the way.


All of the members of our personal injury and abuse team have a good understanding of the difficulties faced by people who have survived trauma in their past. When you contact us, you will be treated with dignity and respect.  The utmost confidentiality is maintained on all enquires. We understand how this can be a difficult time and a period of crisis and it is not easy to trust in others when expressing with sexual abuse history.

We’re not your usual lawyers

We are not your usual run-of-the-mill-lawyers. We have a deep understanding of the impact that incidents of abuse can have on individuals. Additionally, we are very experienced in dealing with abuse cases. As such, we will do everything in our power to make the legal process as simple as possible. In fact, we will strive to recover the full amount of compensation for which you are entitled. Our firm believes it is an honour to stand up and be a voice for those who have been wronged. Each sexual abuse lawyer is highly specialised in this area of law.

We take care of our clients

Ensuring our clients have access to the utmost in care is our commitment. Furthermore we collaborate with various professionals including medical specialists, counselling services and family members to ensure our clients receive the greatest care over the course of our the legal journey.

We’re accessible around the clock

Our solicitors will meet with clients at any time of the day or night. This includes meetings at the client’s home.

Media Release - ABC 7:30 Report

Koffels Solicitors & Barristers
Child Sex Abuse Lawyers
Institution/Physical Abuse

sexual abuse compensation

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

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

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...

Adrian Nisbett, Bruce Barrett, Barrie Stewart, Damien Vance, Roger James, Craig Treloar, Christopher Fotis, CR (Stumbo) Thomas, Kane Berman at Knox Grammar. Michael Nejame, Nejame and Brother Kinsella at Waverley College Sydney. Brother Paschal at Mary Immaculate Church Waverley. Brother Roger ‘Gabriel’ Mount and Brother Mathew O’Donnell at St John of God Boys Home, Greensborough. Dennis Twomey at De La Salle, Ashfield. Robert ‘Dolly Dunn (AKA Mathews Dolly) at St Dominic’s College Penrith and Marist Brothers Penhurst. Brother Raymond Foster. Gregory (Greg) Hammond at Marist Brothers Penhurst. Brother Michael Hill (Provincial) and Brother Kostka Chute. Bishop Bill Wright of Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Diocese.  Kyle James Henk Daniels, Mosman Pool.

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