Institutional Abuse

We've settled civil claims for victims of institutional sexual abuse at FIVE times the amount that the National Redress Scheme would have paid. 

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Institutional Failure Claims

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We Lead the Way in Institutional Failure Abuse Cases

If you are considering making a claim or you want some legal advice on a claim against an institution or individuals then call us today for a FREE consultation.

Remember, most of today's successful claims arise from abuse that occurred over 30 and 40 years ago.

Some of our client proceed under the National Redress Scheme but all of our client are advised on their rights under the National Redress Scheme and under their civil rights (rights under the general law).

Beware of the National Redress Scheme.  See our Redress page for details. 

We offer NO WIN NO FEE Service.

Free Consultation

Know your rights in relation to:

  • reporting matters to the police;

  • the National Redress Scheme; and

  • making claims against an Institution or individuals.

We generally are able to give you preliminary advice within 2 business days and we assist with claims in any State or Territory in Australia.

Artemis Legal

We have represented for over 2,500 survivors of sexual abuse over the past 15 years, many of whom were at or under the care of an institution such as the Catholic Church, a school, a club or were abused at home by a person from that institution.

We have a proud history of fighting for those people and getting them justice.  


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Benefits to You

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Get Justice

We understand sexual abuse claims and so we know how to get you justice. Justice looks difference to most people and we listen to what justice means to you.

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Tell Your Story

We focus on your story and give you a voice on something that may have happened a long time ago. There is often power and healing in being heard and in getting justice for what happened to you as a child.

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Over $93 million in Awards

Its often not all about the money but we pride ourselves on getting the institution to pay for the harm they caused you.

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No Win No Fee*

We believe that survivors of child sexual abuse should not be denied access to justice because of their financial situation. That is why Artemis Legal offers a No-Win-No-Fee* service.

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We Are Experts in this Field

We get results for you. We have acted for many hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse since 2000 and many thousands of survivors of violence.

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Private & Confidential

Sexual abuse claims are private and confidential unless you want publicity. Usually, there is no need to include your family members or others in your life.


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Institutions With A History

Sadly, some particular institutions have a poor history of looking after children. Below are some of the main ones identified by the Royal Commission recently where sexual abuse of children was found.


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If you have a question, want some more information or would just like to speak to someone, make an enquiry now and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

 What our clients say about us:

I would like to express my thanks to you and the rest of the Artemis team for not giving up on my case. No matter the outcome I cannot tell you how much it has meant to me for someone to not only believe me but to also fight for me. It has never occurred to me that my case was very important or significant.
— Mark, 47
For me, I walk away from this experience with a genuine sense of optimism and resilience. I now have hope and a purpose that I have not ever felt before in my lifetime. Whilst therapy and professional assistance is assisting greatly, it is because of your determination to see justice for me and that fact that I felt that I had your support “in my corner”, enabled me to have the courage to pursue this case to its end.
— Susan, 55