Ex-Brighton Grammar student alleges he was beaten by school teachers, principal A former Brighton Grammar student has launched legal action against the school alleging he was a victim of violent corporal punishment at the hands of multiple teachers and the principal. The schoolboy, who wished to remain anonymous, says he was left with welts and bruises after being unfairly targeted for multiple canings between 1965-1973 at the elite all-boys school. Arnold Thomas & Becker lawyer Angela Di Carluccio said while this form of punishment may have been a common practice back then, the alleged abuse was “unlawful” and a “misuse of authority”. “Instead of providing a safe environment for our client, they exploited their position of power,” she said. “The teachers and principal were well-known among students at the school to be abusive and there should have been a mechanism to report such abuse.” Read more about this story. Contact us As a leading Australian Abuse firm, we have helped hundreds of brave abuse survivors obtain compensation for physical, psychological and sexual abuse in intuitional settings. Money can’t take the pain away, however, it can help achieve clarity and closure. We have extensive experience in obtaining ground-breaking multi-million dollar payments for our clients. Visit our Institutional Abuse page for more information or call us on 03 9034 8433.