Statement from Mazzeo Lawyers re: Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper
On 2 September 2020 the applications of Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper were heard by the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. The applications related to their seeking permission from the Court to identify themselves as persons against whom a sexual offence…
How recent legislation has impacted on sexual abuse victims’ rights to freedom of speech
In 2017 the former Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Frank Vincent headed the Open Courts Act Review.
Statement from Mazzeo Lawyers re: Manny Waks
Manny Waks obtains judgement against David Cyprys in the Supreme Court of Victoria
The long fight for justice
As Malka Leifer fights extradition from Israel to Australia, her alleged victims continue to wait for her to face court in Melbourne.
Family violence victims saved from distressing cross-examination by perpetrators
New restrictions prevent criminally convicted perpetrators of family violence from being able to cross-examine their victims during family law proceedings
New legislation will have an impact on Sexual Abuse Claims
Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse have led to a new Act that will aid child sexual abuse victims. When John Ellis, a former altar boy, sued the Catholic Church for sexual abuse experienced at the hands of a…
The National Redress Scheme at Work
The National Redress Scheme is designed to provide redress pathways for victims while holding institutions accountable for child sexual abuse. The abuse may have occurred in places such as orphanages, children’s homes, schools, churches, sports clubs, hospitals and…