Abuse Law – Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Institutional Abuse, Historical Sex Abuse

No Win, No Fee Sydney Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have expert abuse lawyers who can help you seek justice for your suffering if you have been a victim of physical, psychological, or sexual abuse. It does not matter how long ago the abuse took place; we are here to help.

We have been helping abuse victims seek the compensation and vindication they deserve for decades. Our abuse lawyers are heavily experienced in representing abuse victims, and it is our promise to handle every case with respect, compassion, and empathy.

The effects of abuse can be catastrophic and have lasting consequences that can impact the victim for their entire life. We understand that there is no amount of money that can change the past or take away the pain and suffering inflicted on you.

If you decide to seek compensation for what has been done to you, and you want to understand your rights, we will support you every step of the way.

We will fight determinedly to assist you, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred, nor how powerful the person or institution we are coming up against.

Our abuse lawyers are trained to listen, connect, and to truly understand your situation and your life story. We know how difficult it is to speak about the abuse you have endured. Your private information and conversations will remain confidential. We only take steps that you are comfortable with, as instructed by you. You will be in complete control of the legal action you want to take.

It is our promise to you to take on your abuse claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. What this means is if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be charged for any costs, and there are no upfront costs for you to worry about.

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Our Process

Our Process - Step 1

1. Reach out

Tell us your story, we’re here to listen and support you.

Our Process - Step 2

2. Meet your lawyer

Our expert Sydney legal team will meet with you for your initial consultation.

Our Process - Step 3

3. Negotiation

Your lawyer will manage all the discussions on your behalf and fight to get you the best result.

Our Process - Step 4

4. Settlement

Once your claim has completed, we will process your payment as soon as it has been received.

FAQs – Abuse Claims

  • Abuse claims are made against the person or institution who perpetrated the abuse. These claims are commonly made against individuals or entities, including:

    • The person who abused the victim – for example, priests, an employer, foster parents, members of the public, family members, teachers, carers, sporting coaches, or similar.
    • Religious institutions and Churches
    • Australian Defence Force (ADF) – Army, Navy, RAAF
    • Kindergartens and childcare centres
    • Schools (Primary and High Schools)
    • Universities
    • Boys homes
    • Youth Groups
    • Orphanages
    • Juvenile detention centres & correctional centres
    • Government departments
    • Prisons
    • Workplaces
    • Other institutions

Changes by the NSW Government to the Limitation Act 1969 have removed the time limit for victims of abuse to claim compensation through the courts for damages relating to the injuries resulting from child abuse.

It does not matter how long ago the abuse happened – victims of historical abuse or child sexual abuse can bring a historical abuse claim for compensation at any time.

In order to discuss your matter and determine your entitlements and rights to make a claim for compensation, contact Attwood Marshall Lawyers any time on 1800 621 071 and our abuse lawyers will be able to let you know where you stand.

Yes. There have been significant changes made to legislation over the years to support abuse victims and remove the obstacles that were once in place, giving survivors easier access to the compensation, vindication, and justice they deserve.

By choosing Attwood Marshall Lawyers, you will be guided through the entire claims process by an experienced and compassionate abuse lawyer.

In addition to the support provided by our expert compensation law team, we will also support you by giving you access to leading abuse barristers, counsellors, support groups, psychiatrists, doctors, investigators, and other parties that can help you and your claim.

Our primary focus is to offer you the support you need and to advocate on your behalf – every step of the way.

If you intend to make an abuse claim, contact our expert team at the earliest opportunity. We can advise you about the process and help you take the necessary steps to proceed with your claim.

Whilst there are no guarantees, most abuse claims resolve out of court at confidential, settlement conferences – where we speak on your behalf, so you do not have to (unless you want to share your story).

Abuse claims typically take 6-18 months to settle. Once we have a better understanding of your story, we will be able to give you a more realistic idea of the expected timeframe your claim will take.

The amount of compensation you may be entitled to will depend on your personal situation and the nature of the abuse that took place.

Compensation can often include payments for:

  • pain and suffering
  • income or wage loss
  • treatment costs
  • care and assistance or home help costs. 


Depending on the size and type of claim, you may also be able to claim from the defendant a significant contribution to your legal fees.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers have acted for victims of abuse and mistreatment in Sydney for over 75 years. 

Our abuse lawyers are trained to listen and connect with you to ensure that we understand your story and what matters most to you.

Our Sydney team are leaders in their field and will fight determinedly for you.

We offer a No Win, No Fee guarantee.

We know that this can be a stressful and confronting process for abuse survivors. We are here to support you in every way that we can to ensure that you achieve the best possible result in the shortest timeframe.

No Win, No Fee Sydney Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Lawyers offer a No Win, No Fee guarantee on all abuse claims. This means you only pay our legal fees if you win your case and receive compensation. There are no upfront costs for you to worry about. We offer a free, no-obligation and confidential appointment so that we can better understand your story and determine what you may be entitled to. 

You can make an appointment to visit our team at Level 32, 101 Miller Street, North Sydney, or simply speak to us over the phone or via Zoom.

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