The judge had refused the permanent stay as ‘a fair trial need not be a perfect trial’, and that the very removal of the Statute of Limitations for child sexual abuse proceedings is an acceptance that fading of memories and evidence loss are expected consequences of delay in matters relating to child sexual abuse.
At Koffels, our experienced lawyers provide legal services & advice to clients with needs across a wide variety of areas of law.
At Koffels, we believe that everyone should have access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why 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.
We know that pursuing legal action can be stressful, which is why we aim to make the process as simple as possible for our clients. Our dedicated team will be with you every step of the way, keeping you informed and supported throughout.
Get in touch with Koffels today to discuss your institutional sexual abuse claim with one of our expert lawyers.
The settlement of custody and property division will require a practical, realistic, and empathetic approach to reach the best possible outcome for all parties. Because many of these issues will have legal complications, it’s best to enlist the services of a family law specialist who is trained to handle the negotiation and settlement.
The process of divorce is challenging and complicated. When you are going through a divorce (or even thinking about getting one), it requires you to have a solid base of legal information and assistance that can help you make the best decision possible.
koffels maintains relationships with experienced criminal barristers who are able to conduct advocacy in any jurisdiction of the State or in any Federal Court as required by the client.
- Advice and defence of prosecutions by WorkCover
- Apprehended violence orders (AVOs)
- Breaches of State Acts involving licensing
- Confiscation of assets
- Customs Excise
- Tax Fraud
We are also able to assist clients who have been criminally prosecuted from foreign jurisdictions. We are a key member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) and IR Global we can connect our clients to over 850 firms in 150 different legal jurisdictions.
We can be contacted 24 hours a day with after-hours contact phone numbers on our office answering service.
Both organisations and sports people are in increasing need for dependable and often immediate advice in resolution to a particular dispute, contract negotiations, and accidents.
As members of IR Global and Lawyers Associated Worldwide, we are connected with our colleagues across the world dealing in the issues of both Sports People and Sporting Organisations. Be it an issue locally or overseas, we can provide immediate assistance wherever and whenever required.
- Drafting and structuring of contractual arrangements
- Insurance requirements for events, individuals and organisations;
- Personal Injury claims both claimant and defendant-based;
- Advice as to drafting, upholding or disputing sporting regulations/rules;
- Set-up for Clubs, Organisations and Businesses.
- Company set-up in Australia and in other jurisdictions
- Offshore sales, mergers, joint ventures and acquisitions
- International licensing arrangements
- International competition, insurance and trust laws
- Intellectual property dispute and defence
For individuals, we can provide assistance with your personal matters, whether you are in Australia or in another country.
- FIRB advice and applications for foreign purchaser of real estate and/or investment in Australia
- Litigation of contentious matters, including court actions, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
- Insurance for the running of activities and its committee members/directors
- Disciplinary issues, the drafting of rules, setting up disciplinary tribunals
- Contractual and property negotiations on behalf of clients and clubs
- Advertising and sponsorship
- Risk management and compliance
Koffels holds a unique place in Equestrian Law from personal hands-on experience. Apart from a strong family involvement over the last 25 years, Ross Koffel has held office with the Equestrian NSW, Eventing NSW, and Jumping NSW. Koffels have provided sponsorship to Equestrian Sport, including Dressage NSW, and are the Honorary Solicitors for the Sydney Showjumping Club.
There are two principal categories of wills that Koffels can assist you prepare. A ‘standard’ will provides for the granting of a person’s assets, after his or her death to the spouse and children.
Koffels is a leader in advising and representing Strata Managers, Building managers and Body Corporate. We provide a full range of legal services, including Boundary and Title Law, the drafting of complex By-Laws and Scheme Management documents.
At Koffels, we assist our clients to have the confidence in their decision making and we have a solid understanding of the requirements of all stakeholders including mortgage brokers and real estate agents. We pride ourselves on offering an efficient, personalised and cost-effective service on the sale and purchase of both residential and commercial properties in Australia, including New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.
At Koffels, we understand the importance of your intellectual property rights and endeavour to provide advice that adds value to your business by identifying, registering and protecting your rights from any disparagement and infringement.
Koffels has extensive experience across all areas of commercial, industrial and domestic building projects including dispute resolution. We have advised a wide client base that includes builders, developers, trade contractors, suppliers, homeowners and consultants.
We pride ourselves on offering an efficient, personalised and cost-effective service on the sale and purchase of both residential and commercial properties in Australia, including New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria.
We have in-depth experience and wide skill sets in corporate advisory, mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings, financing and corporate governance.
Koffels appear in all Australian jurisdictions handling litigation of contentious matters, including court actions, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. We have litigation experience in a wide range of courts from State Tribunals to the High Court of Australia.
Koffels specialises in both local and international employment law matters, our connections with our legal partners across the globe provides us with a commercial advantage and the expertise to advise corporations on their organisational structures both locally and worldwide.
We have considerable experience in all contentious and non-contentious aspects of corporate and personal insolvency litigation as well as advise on and prepare documents for administrations and other related insolvency matters.
Through our global capability, we also specialise in advising clients on their visa applications outside of Australia. As a key member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) and IR Global, we can connect our clients to over 850 firms in 150 different legal jurisdictions in order to support their migration requirements.
An individual does not have to be physically restrained or prevented from leaving a location. The threat or implication of force is enough. Importantly, there does not need to be an intention to create a fear of violence.
Seeking information from anyone who attended Barkers Vale Public School in Wadeville, New South Wales, between 1970 and 1972, or anyone who possesses information regarding the school’s former principal, “Eric Engleman.”