• Abuse claims against schools: Witherslack victim wins compensation

    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. Our client was a resident at Witherslack Hall School, which is part of an...

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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,...

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  • Sexual abuse by a teacher: Victim wins compensation

    Sexual abuse 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 children in their...

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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 offences against our client. When she was 19 years...

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  • Abuse victim wins 'out of time' Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claim

    We were approached by a woman who had suffered severe sexual abuse when she was a child. The criminal investigation was long running and she quite understandably found the process to be extremely difficult to cope with. The perpetrator was eventually found guilty of two counts of rape and four...

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  • Abuse victim wins CICA compensation after successful review

    A woman approached our specialist abuse team for legal advice in relation to sexual abuse and exploitation she had suffered during her childhood and into early adulthood. She had been forced into prostitution and given drugs by men much older than her. She was groomed and controlled by these men....

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  • Solicitors win NSPCC award

    We are very proud to announce that Slee Blackwell Solicitors have won a regional NSPCC Childhood Champion Award for Corporate Partner of the Year . The NSPCC award recognises our ‘outstanding efforts and contribution to the NSPCC’ which has impacted on children and young people’s lives. Abuse...

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  • Jehovah's Witness sex abuse claims in the spotlight

    Sex abuse claims against The Jehovah’s Witnesses UK are once again in the media spotlight. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), which is already specifically investigating institutional failures in the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, is now considering a separate...

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  • Sexual assault at work compensation claim

    This is a case study of a woman who suffered sexual assault at work and appointed us to pursue a compensation claim against her employer.   Our client worked in an office attached to a factory. For many months she was subjected to sexual harassment from her team leader. This included unwelcome...

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