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.
 HCA 32 Date of Hearing: 8 June 2023 Date of Judgment: 1 November 2023 S150/2022 Orders Appeal allowed. Set aside orders 3-5 made by…
HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA KIEFEL CJ, GAGELER, STEWARD, GLEESON AND JAGOT JJ GLJ APPELLANT AND THE TRUSTEES OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THE DIOCESE…
Koffels Solicitors and Barristers recently secured a significant legal victory in a case against the Catholic Diocese of Wagga Wagga on behalf of a survivor who endured sexual abuse at the hands of Father Vincent Kiss.
Koffels historical institutional abuse team are seeking witnesses to possible child sexual abuse by a “Brother Geoffrey” who taught at St Gregory’s College Campbelltown between at least 1990–1991.
We are looking for witnesses who could provide any information on Trevor Halse, who we understand was a volunteer Scout Master in Queensland, South Australia and New South Wales, over the period from 1961 to 2015
Contrary to the tone of the ABC 4-Corners piece on the Permanent Stay tactic, Koffels reminds survivors of institutional child sexual abuse that the tactic has only been deployed in a handful of cases, is only applicable in particular circumstances and that we have recently succeeded in resisting one made by the Marist Brothers.
Father Vincent Ryan famously became the first Catholic priest in the Newcastle, NSW region to be charged with child sexual abuses across the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Discover the disturbing story of Father Paul David Ryan, a Catholic priest who sexually abused children in Australia and the US. Despite multiple complaints and cover-ups by the church, Ryan continued to have access to children and caused irreparable harm to his victims. Learn about his biography, crimes, and convictions, and find out how to get legal help if you or someone you know has been a victim of historical sexual abuse.