Hiding behind tombstones: The new legal tactics blocking justice for survivors

Arnold Thomas & Becker Principal Kim Price and his client were featured in Four Corners in an expose which examines the legal tactics hindering the justice process for survivors.

Reporter Louise Milligan goes inside the legal fight as lawyers representing victims face institutions pushing to have cases thrown out of court altogether.

Five years on from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, survivors seeking compensation in civil claims are being thwarted by extraordinary legal tactics that they say make their quest for proper compensation harder than ever.

The Royal Commission was meant to make it easier for victims to seek justice, but a fierce battleground is emerging which is flying in the face of law reforms recommended by the historic inquiry and enacted by parliaments.

We hope that by speaking out we can influence some changes to limit these abhorrent tactics.

Watch the program on the ABC.

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