One of my pro-bono appeals in the Court of Appeal was reported and published in a local newspaper on 18 July 2017.
Most importantly – the client was able to have a voice and representation in court.
An extract from the article:
“Sexual impropriety at Catholic schools is a very hot topic,” Justice Philip Morrison said.
There was no doubt schools were now obliged to keep records about sexual misconduct complaints, he said.
But people in the ’90s were probably not so mindful of record keeping obligations, or “systems in place for dealing with complaints,” Justice Morrison added.
“I suspect … as more historic sex offences are prosecuted, this problem is going to come up more and more over the course of the coming months to years,” Murdoch’s barrister Kylie Hillard said.
While unfortunately it wasn’t a win for the client, it was an important decision none the less – view the decision here.