Corr Chambers Westgarth partner Richard Leder is a senior lawyer who has been castigated for claiming the sexual abuses perpetrated by Catholic Church priest upon a young girl was “relatively minor”.
Writing in the Melbourne Age, Pier Akerman wrote
A senior lawyer representing the Catholic Church has described a notorious priest’s sexual abuse of a young girl as “relatively minor”. The royal commission investigating institutional responses to child sexual abuse today saw a letter Corrs Chambers Westgarth partner Richard Leder, who has advised the Melbourne archdiocese since it established a scheme to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse.
The issue is a weeping sore in Australia as it is in many jurisidctions as the Catholic Church attempts to put issues of sexual abuse upon young people by priests behind it.Read more at The Age