• The Truth Project: Share your experiences of child sexual abuse

    The Truth Project has been set up by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). It allows victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experiences. The IICSA is investigating organisations and institutions for failure to prevent child sexual abuse. It is hoped that by...

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  • How to make a claim for sexual abuse

    As specialist solicitors we are experts in recovering compensation for surviviors of sexual abuse. However, when people ask how to get compensation for being sexually abused, lawyers do have a tendency to give complex and technical legal answers. The reason for this is simple; the law can often be...

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  • Pope removes priests as Catholic Church sex abuse scandal escalates

    The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis has defrocked two retired Chilean priests as allegations of sex abuse continue to rock the Catholic Church. Archbishop Emeritus Francisco José Cox Huneeus and Bishop Emeritus Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández  were removed "as a consequence of manifest...

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  • Sex abuse leaflets

    The BBC is reporting that police are giving leaflets to people who they believe are at risk of committing sex abuse, asking for their behaviour to stop. The leaflets, known as C5 Notices, explain the law relating to sex abuse and are being distributed by Hampshire Police when there is insufficient...

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  • Jesus Army Abuse Compensation

    Specialist abuse lawyer Elizabeth Duncan has recovered compensation for a Jesus Army abuse survivor. The Jesus Army, an evangelical religious organisation, is facing a number of allegations of historic sexual abuse. The Jesus Army, which is also known as the Jesus Fellowship, was created in 1969...

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  • Witherslack victim wins claim

    We are often asked to pursue abuse claims against schools. In this short case study, abuse lawyer Rachel Thain reports on a school abuse claim she has recently concluded which resulted in our client receiving compensation. Witherslack Hall School Our client was a resident at Witherslack Hall...

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  • Sexual assault compensation claim against church

    Rachel Thain helps a woman recover compensation for a sexual assault by a church youth worker that occurred when she was just 11 years old. While representing a client in respect of another matter, we became aware she had been sexually assaulted during her childhood. Specialist abuse lawyer, Rachel...

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  • Sexual abuse by a teacher

    Sexual abuse carried out by a teacher is a particularly serious crime as it involves an abuse of power. When this occurs the victim is often entitled to receive compensation from the local authority who empoloyed the teacher if it can be established that they failed to take steps to protect...

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  • CICA compensation increased from £27,000 to £181,000 on appeal

    A victim of sexual abuse has had his compensation increased from £27,000 to over £181,000 after we pursue a successful CICA appeal. Background to the claim We were approached by a young man who had suffered serious sexual abuse at the hands of a family 'friend'. When visiting the man’s house to...

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  • Criminal injuries compensation for victim of abuse

    Our client was just 15 years of age when she experienced abuse from an older man who was both controlling and manipulative. He was convicted for child abduction and sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to serve 4 ½ years in prison for his o ffences against our client. When she was 19...

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