Former Emerald student sues teacher over alleged sexual offences

Former Emerald student sues teacher over alleged sexual offences A former student from Emerald Secondary College has launched civil action with Arnold Thomas & Becker against the school’s former drama and music teacher, alleging he engaged in dozens of sexual acts with her while she was in years 11 and 12. She has also sued […]

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Marcia tells her story for Motorcycle Awareness Month

Marcia tells her story for Motorcycle Awareness Month It was a normal morning for Marcia and her husband Jamin on Saturday 6 March 2021. Jamin, a talented tattoo artist and devoted father of two, was heading out on his motorbike to meet a friend and go to a market. But Jamin never arrived. Tragedy struck […]

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Catholic church pressuring alleged victims of dead paedophile priests to accept ‘paltry’ payouts

Catholic church pressuring alleged victims of dead paedophile priests to accept ‘paltry’ payouts The Catholic church has adopted an increasingly aggressive approach to alleged victims of now-dead paedophile priests, using recent rulings to pressure survivors to accept “paltry amounts” or risk having their claims permanently blocked, lawyers say. Arnold Thomas & Becker, which is pursuing […]

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Victoria Police pay out $42m in legal settlements over past five years

Victoria Police pay out $42m in legal settlements over past five years Victoria Police has paid out more than $42 million in civil settlements and legal costs over the past five years, with payouts for bad behaviour rising amid a significant drop in public satisfaction with the force. The details – and number – of […]

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Prison inmate sues Port Phillip Prison

Prison inmate sues Port Phillip Prison A Melbourne jail so packed with prisoners it welded single beds into bunks is now being sued after an inmate toppled to the floor while climbing into bed. A prisoner, who is suing the State of Victoria and G4S Custodial Services for an injury caused by a fall, told […]

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Ex-sex worker sues US in abuse claim

Ex-sex worker sues US in abuse claim A former Melbourne sex worker has launched legal action against the US government over allegations a senior officer in the US Navy had sex with her in the 1990s – when she was just 15 and addicted to heroin. Arnold Thomas & Becker lawyer Cameron Doig from Arnold […]

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Alleged Shafiul Milky victims approach law firm

Alleged Shafiul Milky victims approach law firm Jodie Harris from our Geelong office is representing a number of women who have come forward to Arnold Thomas & Becker alleging abuse by their Dr Shafiul Milky – this week he was charged on 15 counts of assault. Jodie says, “as more women come forward, we are […]

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Ex-student allegedly abused at Kardinia International College

Ex-student allegedly abused at Kardinia International College Another former Kardinia International College student has launched legal action, claiming he was groomed and sexually assaulted by a music teacher. The ex-student is the second alleged victim of Nicholas Frampton, who taught at the school in the mid-2000s. It’s alleged the school failed to offer the student […]

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