Shine Lawyers’ Survivor Litigation Practice specialises in providing legal advice and guidance to survivors of physical and sexual abuse, standing as a voice for clients, and helping them to access justice and acknowledgement for the wrongdoing they have suffered.
At Shine Lawyers we collaborate closely with survivors and their families to ensure that the stress and inconvenience of a making a claim is minimised wherever possible.
Historical abuse within the ADF
Shine Lawyers have a proven record in assisting ADF abuse survivors and have represented clients from multiple Defence bases including HMAS Leeuwin (WA), Balcombe (VIC), HMAS Cerberus (VIC) and Kapooka (NSW).
We have worked alongside the Department of Defence to create a framework to deal with matters in a respectful and dignified manner. The process has proved to be meaningful and transformational for many survivors, and lead to personal responses and apologies alongside the compensation and justice for abuse.
If you have been a victim of historical physical and/or sexual abuse while working in the Australian Defence Force, then you may have a claim.
Institutional Abuse Lawyers
Many of the cases we have dealt with include clients who were junior recruits at the time, and as a result been included in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse.
Historical and institutional abuse is a complex area of law, and there are many considerations to make before proceeding with a claim. You can find out more in the FAQs or by getting in touch with the team.
The Shine Lawyers abuse team have a collective experience of over 90 years in abuse law, and can provide guidence in dealing with your own particular situation.
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