Suffering emotional, physical or sexual abuse can be an incredibly difficult process. Money can’t take away the pain. However, you may be entitled to compensation so you can obtain the care and support services you need in certain circumstances.
At Shine Lawyers NZ, we have expertise dealing with clients who have suffered emotional, physical or sexual abuse. We are lucky to have the resources of a team of experienced abuse lawyers from our Australian office, as well as expert abuse law lawyers in New Zealand. Our Australian team are some of the most experienced abuse lawyers in Australasia, and we will do all we can to help and support you through this time.
Shine Lawyers has experience in sexual abuse claims
In Australasia, Shine Lawyers have extensive experience, including taking cases against the following institutions:
- HMAS Leeuwin Abuse
- Brisbane Grammar School Abuse
- Toowoomba Preparatory School Abuse
- St Paul’s Anglican School Abuse
- Neerkol Orphanage Abuse
- St Vincent’s Orphanage (Nudgee) Abuse
If you or someone you know has suffered abuse you may be eligible for compensation, contact Shine Lawyers NZ today for a confidential, obligation-free consultation.
Can I make an institutional abuse claim?
Shine Lawyers NZ can support survivors of abuse to make an institutional sexual abuse claim against:
- Churches or Church-run institutions
- Schools (Find out more about Dilworth School Abuse Claims)
- Government departments (for instance, abuse in foster care or state-based care)
- Child-care centres
- Juvenile detention centres
- Sports clubs and community groups
- And other public places
The availability of compensation for abuse in New Zealand is more restricted at present than in Australia, but there are still avenues worth pursuing and we have the expertise and determination to pursue these for you.
Forced Adoption Claims
If you were impacted by forced adoption practices between 1950 and 1980, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Click here to find out more about Forced Adoption Compensation.
Why choose Shine Lawyers?
Free 30 minute consultation
Claim assessment where we explain all of the options available
Can’t make it to the office? We can meet with you virtually
No Win No Fee* for suitable cases
We are here to help you right wrong.
What is the legal process for Abuse Law claims?
Shine Lawyers work closely with our clients to explain the legal process and help you to clearly understand your rights. While no two claims are the same, a general outline of the legal process is provided below.
Initial legal consultation
Build your case and run your case
If you or some you know has suffered abuse, you can contact us, and our trained and experienced team will treat your case with the strictest confidence. We can advise you on what options you have.
Contact Shine Lawyers NZ today for a confidential, obligation-free consultation.
Who is Shine Lawyers New Zealand's Abuse Law team?
Shine Lawyers’ Abuse Law team includes some of the firm’s most experienced solicitors and support staff. The team includes: