Former Christian Brothers College
Seven civil claims have been lodged in Victoria’s Supreme Court, seeking compensation in relation to alleged abuse that occurred at Warrnambool’s former Christian Brothers College during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
- Personal injury lawyers say they are seeking renumeration for the claimants of up to $1 million each
- The first of the summons was lodged in late 2021
- A trial may be set down in the next 12 months, if accepted by the courts
The writs have all been lodged since late 2021, and outline alleged physical and sexual abuse by multiple members of staff.
A written writ, or summons, is an order that means a court can call an individual or body to appear in a civil case.
Notorious convicted paedophile and former Christian Brother Ted Bales, formerly Edward Dowlan, was a staff member at the Christian Brothers College in Warrnambool.
Personal injury lawyers say they are seeking renumeration for the claimants of up to $1 million each.