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Christian-Brothers-Abuse

Christian Brothers Sexual Abuse

The Christian Brothers and Sexual Abuse in Australian Institutions History of Christian Brothers The Christian Brothers are a religious group which is part of the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1802 in Ireland to provide for poor boys education and welfare. The organisation has a long history in Australia. The first Christian Brothers travelled to Australia in 1843 and remained here until 1847. It 1868...

Pell Sexual Abuse Lawyer

Pell Appeal

The Victorian Court of Appeal has today upheld  on appeal Cardinal George Pell’s convictions for sexually abusing two then 13-year-old boys. Cardinal George Pell's appeal failed. On 11 December 2018, Cardinal George Pell was convicted unanimously by a jury of 12 men and women in the County Court of Victoria of five charges of sexual offending against two young choir boys in 1996 at St...

Institutional Sex Abuse

Institutions Blocking Legal Advice

Institutions are Actively Trying to Keep Claimants from Instructing Koffels, and we couldn't be more flattered. Koffels Solicitors & Barristers are achieving the highest and most consistent level of payouts in Australia, and needless to say the institutions are not happy with us. How do we do it?... Koffels have taken a totally different approach when it comes to taking action against an institution for Childhood...

National Redress Scheme Koffels Sexual Abuse Lawyers

The National Redress Scheme

The National Redress Scheme: Waiving your Common Law Rights The Government’s National Redress Scheme was implemented on 1 July 2018 following the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Scheme is an alternative to a civil claim for child sexual abuse (exercising your common law rights). However, the amount of compensation available to a victim under the Scheme is significantly...

Dangerous Recreational Activity Lawyer

Dangerous Recreational Activities

Dangerous Recreational Activities Many people participate in recreational activities without the realisation that there is a risk that in the event they sustain an injury they may not be capable of claiming compensation. This is because the activity might be considered a dangerous recreational activity. What is considered a recreational activity? A recreational activities under the Civil Liability Act 2002 (CLA) includes: (a) Any sport (whether or not...

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