The dad and mom of murdered water polo coach Lilie James are understood to be looking for authorized recommendation over a plan to sue St Andrews’s Cathedral College for gross negligence and a breach in its responsibility of care to her as a member of employees.
Ms James, 21, was bashed to demise by her colleague and ex-boyfriend within the gymnasium lavatory of the Sydney CBD faculty on the night time of October 25.
Her devastated dad and mom Jamie and Peta James are actually contemplating suing the varsity for compensation over the demise of their daughter, the Day by day Telegraph experiences.
They can even search solutions over how Netherlands-born Paul Thijssen, 24, was in a position to finish their daughter’s life with out anybody seeing or listening to the assault.
It is understood the James’ can even query why the elite inner-city faculty, the place yearly charges exceed $40,000, would not make use of safety guards in a single day.
‘There’s lots of anger there, and lots of unanswered questions for Jamie and Peta,’ a detailed household good friend mentioned.
‘They, like the remainder of us, need to know the way this was in a position to occur inside a faculty of all locations… They (the varsity) had an obligation of care to guard Lilie as an worker.’
Lilie James, 21, was bashed to demise by her colleague and ex-boyfriend Paul Thijssen, 24, within the gymnasium lavatory of St Andrew’s Cathedral College, in Sydney’s CBD, on the night time of October 25
Jamie and Peta James (pictured with Lilie and her brother Max) are actually contemplating suing St Andrew’s Cathedral College for compensation over their daughter’s demise
It is understood Lilie James’ dad and mom can even query why St Andrew’s Cathedral College, the place yearly charges exceed $40,000, would not make use of safety guards in a single day
The dad and mom of the water polo coach are additionally petitioning for elevated safety on the faculty to guard present and future college students and academics.
Thijssen and James had been each employed at St Andrews faculty as sport coaches and had not too long ago parted methods following a quick five-week relationship.
Ms James was discovered useless with horrific head accidents after Thijssen adopted her into the gymnasium lavatory and bashed her to demise with a hammer at about 7pm.
Her physique wasn’t discovered till simply earlier than midnight when her assassin contacted authorities to admit earlier than driving to cliffs within the japanese suburbs.
His physique was noticed by employees on a building web site at Vaucluse in water on the base of a cliffs close to Diamond Bay Reserve about 8am the next day.
It comes simply days after Ms James was farewelled at a transferring memorial service at Danebank Anglican College in Hurstville in Sydney’s south on Friday morning.
In a press release, her father mentioned he was so pleased with his ‘impartial, vibrant’ daughter who had all the time lived life to the fullest.
He mentioned Lilie was ‘all the time on the go’ and on high of finding out had cherished to bounce and coach water polo whereas nonetheless supporting her brother Max.
‘We can’t thank the neighborhood sufficient for his or her ideas, prayers, generosity and messages via this troublesome time,’ the assertion mentioned.
‘From the underside of our hearts we thanks for the various nice recollections all of us share of Lilie. Lilie James we’re so pleased with you and thanks for sharing an exquisite and jam-packed 21 years collectively.’
Paul Thijssen’s physique was noticed by employees on a building web site at Vaucluse in water on the base of a cliffs close to Diamond Bay Reserve about 8am the day after Ms James was killed
Ms James’ father Jamie and brother Max had been among the many pallbearers at a service on Friday
Mr James is seen hugging an attendee after the service in Sydney’s south had ended
As per the desires of Ms James’ household, the memorial at Danebank was for buddies and the varsity neighborhood solely.
The service was livestreamed into St Andrew’s Cathedral College for college kids and academics to observe collectively.
College students left flowers and heartfelt handwritten notes on the campus within the days following the 21-year-old’s shock demise.
Ms James was described as a ‘coach like no different’ and a younger girl who had boundless vitality and a coronary heart stuffed with kindness.
Others claimed Ms James was a instructor who each scholar might depend on to speak to ‘it doesn’t matter what it was about’.
She was additionally described as an extremely constructive and supportive instructor who made a ‘vital impression’ on these she coached.
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