When individuals have been affected by sexual or physical abuse, financial compensation can be a means to seeking justice, even if it can never take away the psychological and physical pain endured.
At Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, we understand that often, the pathway to closure is a difficult one to tread. Our teams of specialist sexual and institutional abuse lawyers are trained and highly experienced in trauma-informed practice, and we seek to guide survivors of institutional abuse on their personal path to legal redress.
At Kingsley Lawson, we help many survivors of sexual and institutional abuse. No two cases are ever the same, and people who approach us have different aims and priorities. Sexual and institutional abuse claims can result from experiences in many different environments, including youth groups, orphanages, schools, children’s homes, as well as religious organisations. Many survivors who contact us have never spoken to anyone before about the abuse they’ve endured – sometimes decades ago, while some clients need assistance with incidents they’ve already reported to the police. We concentrate on providing tailored help, no matter what stage of the journey toward legal redress a client is at – and we ensure discreet legal advice.
For some survivors of historic sexual abuse, seeking legal and financial redress can be a long road, and we recognise that the first step is often the hardest. Kingsley Lawson is committed to an approach to trauma-informed practice that is tailored to sexual and physical abuse claims and puts the survivor first – making it easier to tell their story and start their journey towards institutional abuse compensation.
Here at Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, we don’t believe that your financial status should ever be a barrier to accessing proper and effective legal representation, getting the sexual abuse compensation you deserve, and obtaining justice. Our No Win, No Fee promise is designed to empower survivors of institutional sexual abuse, and you won’t pay a cent for our services until you achieve a successful outcome.
Whatever the circumstances of your claim, no matter the details of your situation, we’ll explore the legislative pathways which best suit your needs, and we’ll be there to guide you along the way. Our specialist No Win, No Fee institutional and sexual abuse lawyers will exhaustively explore all of the legal avenues available to you.
Common law claims are just one of the means of redress for survivors seeking compensation for sexual abuse in Australia. Common law claims are issued in a court, and they can be sexual compensation claims brought against a person or claims for abuse against an institution. At Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, we have highly experienced teams who deal with this type of institutional abuse claim.
The legal landscape for sexual abuse claims in Australia is continually changing in response to the number of survivors taking steps to secure legal and financial redress. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse established the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse in an effort to make what’s a difficult process for survivors more streamlined. Redress Scheme applications are quicker and less complicated than some other legal avenues for sexual abuse compensation in Australia; however, awards are capped at $150,000.
The Sentencing Act may apply in cases where the individual who abused you has been criminally convicted for an offence. Sentencing Act applications connected with Australian sexual abuse claims are time-sensitive – strict limits apply after either the conviction date or the time of the perpetrator’s guilty plea – so, it’s imperative you get in touch with our expert sexual abuse claim team immediately if you think a Sentencing Act claim may apply to you.
Going to court can be a daunting prospect, for survivors of all sorts of crimes and injuries – and the thought of appearing in public can be even more intimidating for a survivor of institutional or sexual abuse. However, modern times have seen a change in the way society thinks about abuse. Public attitudes, as well as the legal system, are changing for the better all the time. Many cases nowadays get settled before they ever go to court, as more organisations face up to the fact that multiple survivors are determined to seek justice and financial compensation for sexual abuse.
Most survivors take decades to come to terms with the abuse they often suffered as a child, and time is no barrier to seeking legal redress. In the past, some claims were statute-barred, making historic claims impossible, but recent changes to Australian laws have removed historical barriers to seeking compensation.
At Kingsley Lawson Lawyers, we’re committed to constant training in both trauma-informed practice and ever-changing Australian sexual abuse law. Our legal teams are the finest available, and the best placed to assist you in a sexual abuse claim in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, & ACT.