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    • Medical Negligence
    • Women’s Health
          • Women’s Health

            We know that there is disparity in women’s health care, treatment, and support. We are committed to improving the lives of women and strongly advocating for their wellbeing.  That is why we take a stand and hold medical professionals accountable when medical care falls short of expected standards by delivering the best outcome in medical negligence claims affecting women.

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    • Hospital Negligence
          • Hospital Negligence

            We understand you may feel let down because you have experienced inadequate or negligent care and treatment in a hospital or medical facility. Your wellbeing is most important to us and we are committed to supporting you with compassion and holding medical professionals accountable for breach of duty and negligent care.

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    • Clinical Support
          • Clinical Support

            Experiencing poor or adverse outcomes from allied health treatment can be distressing and life changing. We are here to support you through your claim and it is our aim to hold allied health professionals accountable for their breach of care by delivering the outcome you deserve to your negligence claims.

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            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Personal Injury
          • Personal Injury

            If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, our specialist team of Personal Injury Lawyers is here to support you with compassion and understanding providing you with the right advice. Our team has substantial experience and expertise in these matters to deliver the outcomes you deserve from your claim.

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          • Motor Vehicle Accidents

            We are here to support you and give you the clarity, guidance and the right legal advice if you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our compassionate team of professionals in Personal Injury law have the technical expertise and a wealth of experience to win you the compensation you deserve.

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    • Public Liability
          • Public Liability

            Our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you in accessing proper compensation if you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. We have cutting edge expertise and experience in public liability claims to deliver the outcome you deserve.

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    • Abuse
          • Institutional Abuse

            We strongly believe that educational institutions must be held accountable when failing to protect children while in their care. If you have experienced institutional physical or sexual abuse, our specialist team in Personal Injury law is here to support you with compassion and offer our technical expertise and experience to deliver the best outcome in your case.

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    • Workers Compensation
          • Workers Compensation

            When you sustain an injury or illness because of work, you may be entitled to  compensation. Our specialist team in Personal Injury Law is here to support you with compassion and understanding with the right advice. We have substantial technical expertise to deliver the best possible outcome from your claim.

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    • School Negligence
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            Hello, I’m Jade. I’m here to help you with a quick discovery call that will help us better understand your legal concerns. This way, I can connect you with the lawyer who is best suited to assist you with your situation.

            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • Wills & Estate Planning
          • Wills and Estates

            When we provide advice on estate planning, we believe  in giving advice on options to mitigate the risks of litigation by potentially unhappy family members and protecting your assets from claims. Our legal team is here to support you and address your concerns regarding your estate planning. We have immense experience in these matters, providing you with advice and representation for your unique situation and delivering the best outcomes for your case.

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    • Powers of Attorney
    • Contest A Will
          • Contest A Will

            We have immense experience and specialised knowledge in family provision and wills disputes Where you have not been properly and adequately provided for under a will or where you suspect that the person making the will may not have had capacity or exercised their own free will, you need a lawyer with extensive experience and expertise. Our team of Lawyers will  provide you with advice and representation for your unique situation and deliver the best outcomes for your case.

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            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

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          • Conrad Curry Can assist you with a variety of services

            Our solicitors are highly experienced in providing you with expert legal advice and will keep you informed every step of the way. It’s good to know that our firm is trusted and effective with a high success rate.

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    • Professional Negligence
          • Professional Negligence

            We rely on professionals in all aspects of our lives to provide us with proper advice on which to make decisions about our financial and legal affairs. When you are let down by poor advice the results can be devastating.  We are here to support you in your claim for compensation with clarity, guidance and the right advice to achieve the outcome you deserve.

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    • Malicious Prosecution
          • Malicious Prosecution

            We believe in standing up for those people who are falsely accused and prosecuted. Our experienced legal team is here to support you with compassion and provide you with clarity, guidance, and the right advice in your claim for compensation.

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    • General Litigation
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            Your well-being is important to us, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

            Call me on 02 4050 0330 or email admin@conradcurrylaw.com.au

    • What to Expect
          • What to expect

            We are your law firm for life. You can count on us for the best legal advice and compassionate support. We understand the challenges you are facing and we want you to know that you don’t have to navigate the often daunting process alone. We are here when you need us. Let us help you find your way forward with our empathetic and efficient approach. Contact us. You can call us on (02) 4050 0330 for a free initial no-obligation consultation or book an appointment online for an in-person consultation or an online video appointment.

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Statutory Redress Scheme for victims of institutional abuse

A new federal compensation scheme commenced on 1 July 2018, for victims of institutional abuse. Under this National Redress Scheme (‘the Scheme’) victims can apply for redress payments if they were subject to sexual abuse as a child at a “participating institution”. The scheme operator will investigate the claim and, if a participating institution is found to have been responsible, will offer victims, monetary compensation capped at $150,000, lifelong access to counselling or psychological services and a direct personal response from the institution/s responsible.

Prior to considering the Redress Scheme, victims should get independent legal advice as they may be awarded greater financial compensation if they pursue a claim in Court.

The Scheme will operate for a period of 10 years (applications are only accepted for 9 years).

Whilst we applaud the scheme, victims of institutional abuse should seek legal advice prior to making a claim, as it does have its limitations:

  • It is a statutory scheme and as such can be changed or abolished at any time by another Act of Parliament.
  • There are no time limits, subject to the abuse occurring before 1 July 2018 and the victim being under 18 when it occurred.
  • The scheme has capped monetary payments at $150,000.
  • The monetary payment of $150,000 is determined on a sliding scale of seriousness of the abuse. Meaning, victims could receive anything from $0-$150,000. There is no guarantee victims will receive $150,000 or anything close to that.
  • It is a new scheme, as such no-one has yet been through the process, hence we cannot advise you of likely outcomes or rates of claims being accepted.
  • Victims can only make 1 claim under the scheme.
  • The scheme is open to victims of child sexual abuse from Commonwealth institutions and institutions who opt into the scheme. So far, it appears only the Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, The Salvation Army, the Uniting Church, Scouts Australia and YMCA have opted in.
  • The scheme has no appeal rights. This means, if a victim does not agree with the decision made under the scheme, they cannot have that decision reviewed by a Court.
  • The scheme is prejudice to those who have spent 5 or more years in gaol, as these applications will be “assessed differently”. This appears to lack insight into the fact that victims of sexual abuse are more likely to fall into this category.
  • Victims are not prevented from applying if they have previously received monetary compensation through another redress scheme, victims of crime schemes or out of court settlements, however, the value of any earlier payment will be deducted.
  • Victims cannot apply if they have already had the abuse against the institution determined by a Court.
  • If a victim of institutional abuse accepts an offer under the redress scheme, they will be precluded from taking Court proceedings as they must sign a document releasing the institution from any future liability.

It is really important that victims seek independent legal advice, prior to making an application. Victims may be able to achieve a better outcome if they pursue a claim in Court, where the monetary gains may significantly exceed those of the Statutory Redress Scheme.

Contact us by either booking an appointment online or call us on (02) 4050 0330 for an obligation-free consultation to discuss your options before applying for the Redress Scheme.

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