Settlement In The Matter Of The Williams Family V The State Of Victoria

The Victorian Government has reached a settlement in the matter of the Williams family versus the State of Victoria.

The Victorian Government will not pay any compensation to George or Roberta Williams, and George and Roberta Williams have agreed to withdraw their claims for damages against the State.

The State has agreed to settle the proceeding brought by Dhakota Williams.  The terms of this settlement are confidential and are subject to formal approval by the Supreme Court.

The Government denies any liability regarding Mr Williams’ death in 2010 and the terms of settlement reflect this.

Any funds paid to a minor are held in a court trust fund, supervised by the Senior Master of the Supreme Court, until the minor turns 18.