The approach to proving sexual abuse depends on the legal cause of action and the potential defendant involved.

When taking legal action against an institution, we focus on establishing negligence under the Civil Law (Wrongs Act) 2002, and equivalent state-based legislation. This typically involves gathering evidence regarding what the institution knew or should have known about the perpetrator’s actions, including any prior incidents involving the perpetrator and their criminal history.

In cases involving individual perpetrators where negligence isn’t a factor, evidence such as police reports, medical records, and counselling documentation becomes crucial.

Our skilled lawyers will guide you on the evidence needed to substantiate your abuse claim.