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Institutional abuse lawyers.

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If you were abused through a church, school, children’s home, the foster system, or any other institution, you can call and speak to one of our discreet institutional abuse lawyers.

We’ll take time to listen to you and explain your legal options over the phone or in person.

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How can I claim compensation for institutional abuse?

We understand that physical and sexual abuse can be incredibly difficult to discuss, regardless of how much time has passed. But if you’d like to make an institutional abuse claim for compensation, we’re here to help and support you.

Your Law Partners lawyer will listen to you and take time to understand what has happened to you and how it has impacted your life. If you decide to proceed with claiming compensation, your lawyer will take care of the whole process for you and gather all the evidence needed to support your claim. This could include documents and statements from doctors, other treatment providers, employers, the police, school friends, family and others.

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We’ll get you the compensation you deserve.

Survivors of institutional abuse are all impacted in different ways, and self-harming, substance abuse, seeking risky situations, sexual risk, suicidal thinking, and actual suicide are not uncommon*. Many survivors find it difficult to sustain employment or relationships.

But your situation is unique, and the impact of abuse on your life needs to be considered carefully – your personal story should determine the amount of compensation you receive. We’ll take time to get to know you and your family personally, to understand all your issues and the impact they’ve had throughout your life. It’s through this thorough and personal approach that we’ll help you get all the compensation you’re entitled to and deserve.


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What institutional abuse can I claim for?

When you claim compensation, you’re claiming against the institution that was responsible for your care. These claims generally fall under the following categories:

  • Institutional abuse
  • Catholic Church sexual abuse
  • Foster system abuse
  • Historical sex abuse
  • School-related abuse
  • Children’s home abuse

If you’re not sure if you can claim, you can call 13 15 15 and speak to one of our discreet institutional abuse lawyers. There’s no cost for this service.

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Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

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We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll explain how we can claim all your compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

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A specialist lawyer will review your circumstances and tell you how much you can claim.

You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

At Law Partners, your institutional abuse lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. So you’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

Michele Cheong is a Managing Solicitor at Law Partners. Her speciality practice area is public liability.

Michele Cheong

Managing Solicitor

Most of our clients have suffered a sudden injury, so what they don’t need from their legal representative is more nasty surprises. This is why I’m always upfront and honest with all my clients, so they know exactly what to expect during the compensation process.

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Shane Butcher is a Principal at Law Partners. He specialises in medical negligence, public liability and TPD.

Shane Butcher


With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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Chantille Khoury is a Principal at Law Partners. She specialises in motor accident injury, public liability and workers compensation.

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Many lawyers have the technical ability to run a successful case but being able to connect with your client through a personal approach is what separates the great lawyers from the good lawyers. And it’s this combination that my team and I bring to every case.

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We all had one thing in common

I had no income so I was pretty stuck

Financial hardship as a result of serious injury is not only devastating to the individual but also their family. These people have managed to come out the other side and we’re honoured to have helped them on their journey.

Why should I choose Law Partners?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why
thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

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We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises in institutional abuse claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact abuse has had on you life.

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Your legal team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

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We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

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Choose Empathy

As a personal injury law firm, we see first-hand every day the psychological damage that a lack of empathy can cause. So we’re committed to promoting more empathy in the world, and sharing stories of the positive impact it can have.

Meet some of the people whose stories inspire us
Father Chris Riley's Youth off the streets.