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We understand that physical and sexual abuse can be incredibly difficult to discuss, regardless of how much time has passed. If you were abused as a child or adult, through a church, school, the foster system, or any other institution, you can call and speak to a discreet lawyer. We’ll take time to listen to you and explain your legal options over the phone or in person.

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

What can I claim?

There are two ways you can claim compensation:

The National Redress Scheme – helps people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a redress payment of up to $150,000.

A damages claim – is a claim for the impact the abuse has had on your life, to cover past and future lost earnings, pain and suffering, and treatment costs. Payments are not capped at $150,000 and can be much higher.

Common claims include:

  • Child abuse
  • Institutional abuse
  • Foster system abuse
  • Historical sex abuse
  • Church-related abuse
  • School-related abuse

How it works.

We can start your claim by phone or video call today.

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Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to by phone, video call or in person.

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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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We’ll get you more compensation

If you decide to pursue a damages claim, we’ll take care of the whole process for you on a no win no fee basis. Your legal team will gather all the evidence and witness statements needed for your claim, prepare your claim thoroughly, then negotiate a settlement for you. We win over 99% of our cases and we pride ourselves on getting maximum compensation for our clients.

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No Win – No Fee.

Our no win no fee guarantee means you won’t pay any fees until we win your case. We’ll pay all the costs to run your claim.

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We win over 99% of our cases.

We specialise in injury compensation – in fact, it’s all we do. That’s why we win over 99% of our cases.


Our compensation specialists.

With Law Partners, you don’t just get a personal injury specialist – you get a lawyer who specialises claims just like yours. 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

Practice Group Leader

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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Our clients are at the heart of everything we do.

Here’s what they say about us.

Domenique is so lovely, patient and understanding. Her advice is clear, supportive and encouraging. Even her voice is calming! I am so grateful to have found Law Partners and that I got a no-bias, no-judgement treatment from Domenique, which I am hopeful to have from her colleagues as well. Thank you very much, and all the best!

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Tina was warm, empathetic and very knowledgeable. She made me feel seen and heard and patiently explained and informed me of rights I didn’t even know I had. I’m very grateful.

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My family and I would like to thank the Law Partners team for their valuable support during a difficult time for us. They were always willing to help and kept us updated throughout the whole claims process. We couldn’t have achieved such a great outcome without Law Partners on our side.

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I would like to thank Law Partners for their utmost support throughout the entire claim process. I was very reluctant to see a solicitor for my workers compensation claim due to previous experiences with other Law Firms but with Law Partners I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Each and every staff member that I have corresponded to have been so kind, compassionate and empathetic towards me and provided their best support and assistance in making such a smooth transition. A special thanks to Layla Rae and Angy Basal for all their dedicated work they have put in during the entire process, without me spending a single cent out of my pocket.

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Sophie Cook was fantastic to speak to and the best first impression I could have asked for. Thorough, empathetic and informative about my options and entitlements. Sophie made me feel positive about my matter when I thought my situation was not good.

Thanks again Sophie.

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Professional and compassionate with great attention to detail. Sarah and Cassandra were simply brilliant from start to finish. Obtained a great result. Thank you – thank you – thank you.

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I just wanted to say thank you for everything Law Partners have done for my family and I over the last 18 or so months. Thank you so much for handling our case with the utmost professionalism and thank you for always being just a phone call or email away to answer our questions and give us a great result.

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I am very pleased with the services provided by Law Partners and would highly recommend their service. Minaa and Vicky are incredibly professional and are ready to go beyond expectations. Thank you very much.

Minaa is an incredible Lawyer with patience and compassion and always has a sense of urgency in responding to queries. Communication was always clear and professional and I have always felt looked after.

Initially I was hesitant to go down a legal matter but my experience with Law Partners has made me feel very supported. Minaa and Vicky have worked hard to ensure a best possible outcome on my behalf to settle my case. I am very grateful for all the efforts made from the team and a special thank you to Minaa and Vicky.

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Frequently asked questions.

Applications for the National Redress Scheme close on 30 June 2027. There’s no time limit for making a damages claim for institutional abuse. You can still make a damages claim after the redress scheme closes, but only if you haven’t accepted a redress scheme payment.

Evidence for your claim may include your medical records, employment records and government records, as well as witness statements from people like classmates, family and friends. But you don’t need to worry about what evidence you have – your lawyer will guide you through the process and gather the evidence for you.

Institutional abuse claims typically take around 18 months to settle but can take longer if it’s hard to track down records or witnesses. You can rest assured that we’ll be thorough, but also work as quickly as possible to settle your claim.

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