School should be the one place where all children feel safe. Sadly, for thousands of Australian students, this has not been the case. Students all over the country have been subjected to sexual abuse by teachers, other members of school staff and/or other students.
Abuse has occurred in all States and Territories across State schools, religious schools, non-denominational, public and private.
Regardless of where and when your abuse occurred, you may be entitled to compensation. We have pursued cases as far back as the 1960s and as recently as the 2020s. You may not even need to go to court; there are options both in and outside of court and we can talk you through these options and choose what is right for you.
Many survivors do not speak up for a long time. Often, they feared retribution from the offender, or else that they would not be believed. Many blame themselves and live with feelings of shame and embarrassment that they should not have to carry. It is never your fault; often the hardest step is to break the silence, to reach out, find your voice and seek help.
The first step is to contact us for an initial consult. This can be done via our online form or by contacting us to request a phone call from our client intake team. Your information is confidential and will be treated with the utmost care and discretion.
Our solicitors will then review your information, and we will be in touch for a free consultation to discuss how we can best assist you. We will discuss all your options with you, which may include court action, alternative dispute resolution or the National Redress Scheme.
It is critical you get the right advice, as each option comes with various risks and benefits. You may cost yourself hundreds of thousands of dollars by not properly considering all your options.
If after talking to us you wish to proceed, we operate on a no-win-no fee agreement, which we will explain in detail to you. Put simply though, if we don’t successfully get you compensation, you won’t pay any legal fees.
We have pursued schools all over Australia; large and small, public, religious and private. Schools run by State and Territory Governments, the Catholic Church, Christian Brothers, Marist Brothers, De La Salle Brothers, Anglican Church and many more.
Some of the most notorious schools we have pursued include:
These are but a few; there are many more.