We understand that the legal process is daunting, and at times, confusing.  To assist, our trauma-informed team will guide you through the process in a safe environment, being mindful of your experience every step of the way.

Bree Knoester (Partner) and Kirsty Osborne (Associate) have worked extensively with adults and children seeking compensation for their abuse.

In Australia’s largest medical abuse case, Bree negotiated a settlement on behalf of 60 survivors of former neurologist Dr Andrew Churchyard in 2017. 

Our Sexual Abuse lawyers can help with a claim for

  • Physical injury or psychological injury caused from the abuse
  • Aggravation of an existing psychological disorder
  • Abuse from an individual or group of individuals
  • Institutional abuse 

What are my options?

The type of claim made is dependent on the circumstances of your abuse and injuries.

We can discuss with you the various options, which include making a:

  • direct claim against the perpetrator of the abuse 
  • compensation order under the Sentencing Act
  • applications to VOCAT.

All types of claims can provide financial assistance towards your recovery, including:

  • expenses incurred or likely to be incurred for counselling
  • medical expenses actually and reasonably incurred or likely to be incurred.

How do I make a Sexual Abuse claim?

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Your time is important to us, so when you call (03) 9321 9988 during business hours Monday - Friday, your call will be answered by a lawyer.  We will be able to advise you on your potential rights and entitlements, and offer a free face-to-face meeting at an office closest to you.

Legal services are provided on a No Win No Fee basis.

Meet our Sexual Abuse lawyers

Bree Knoester

Managing Partner

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Kirsty Osborne


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Awards and Accolades

Best Lawyers

Lawyer of the Year

Partner, Bree Knoester

Personal Injury Litigation (2020)

Leading practitioner

Partner, Bree Knoester

Personal Injury Litigation (2019-2021)

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If we proceed with a claim you only have to pay legal costs if we are successful in getting you compensation.

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