Shine Lawyers' statement regarding George Pell’s death
10 January 2023
The following can be attributed to Lisa Flynn, Shine Lawyers Chief Legal Officer:
Shine Lawyers is progressing a civil claim on behalf of the father of a former choir boy who alleged he was sexually abused by George Pell.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is also listed as a defendant in this matter.
The claim will continue against the church and whatever estate Pell has left behind.
A civil trial likely would have provided the opportunity to cross-examine Pell, and truly test his defence against these allegations.
There is still a great deal of evidence for this claim to rely on, and the court will be asked in due course to make its ruling on that evidence.