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Protection for organisations in allegations of abuse

The McCabes team discreetly manages claims arising from, or in connection with abuse, assault, molestation or attempted threat claims. We partner with insurers, brokers and underwriters to provide protection for organisations in allegations of sexual abuse committed by either an employee or volunteer against a member of the public while in their care.

With our expertise and knowledge, we have provided advice to clients on the application of the draft National Redress Scheme legislation and assisted in drafting and advising upon an insurer’s response submissions to the Attorney General’s Department. Our team advises insurers in response to claims for compensation concerning allegations of sexual abuse in line with relevant state policies and guidelines designed to minimise potential re-traumatisation of claimants and to avoid unnecessarily adversarial responses to claims.

Our team also partners with insurers and their customers to put in place robust risk management procedures to prevent abuse risk.


  • Managing sensitive claims with various stakeholders
  • Child maltreatment in institutional and non-institutional contexts
  • National Redress Scheme
  • Understanding insurer guidelines to manage Abuse claims
  • Compliance with applicable policies, legislation and standards
  • Class actions and coronial inquests
  • Managing reputational risk to our clients and their customers
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