Slater and Gordon Lawyers currently represent over 500 victims of abuse across the UK. We offer a free confidential consultation for victims of sexual or physical abuse, whether the abuse happened in childhood or adulthood.  To speak to one of our dedicated team you can call us in confidence 24/7 on 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

Our specialist Abuse Solicitors have helped many people who were abused at institutions claim against private schools, hospitals, children’s homes, local authorities, the Church of England and the Catholic Church. We deal with a number of group actions including a number of high profile cases and are currently representing over 160 victims of Jimmy Savile.

Our specialist solicitors treat you with respect and care

We understand that it is extremely difficult for people to come forward and speak out about any sexual or physical abuse.  Our lawyers handle all cases with complete sensitivity and understanding and can offer immediate legal representation anywhere in the UK. Our team know how traumatic these cases can be and will do all they can to ensure that you feel safe and secure throughout the claims process.

Our Abuse Compensation Lawyers offer a free, confidential consultation which will enable our lawyers to provide some preliminary advice of your case.

98% of the sexual and physical abuse claims that we deal with are conducted on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there is no financial risk to you.

Every abuse case is individual and it's important that aside of any monetary claim for compensation, we help victims of sexual and physical abuse in achieving recognition of the trauma that they have suffered, and hopefully some closure.

Sexual & Physical Abuse Claims Experts

Our Sexual and Physical Abuse Solicitors are highly experienced in this area and are experts in overcoming the particular challenges that arise in these cases including the difficulties relating to time limits, evidence and obtaining expert evidence. We can help you through the complete compensation claim process regardless of where you live.

The team is led by Richard Scorer, one of Britain’s leading specialists in child abuse litigation and is supported by a team with a wealth of experience in this area.


We understand that confidentiality is hugely important to abuse victims. As solicitors we are bound by strict confidentiality and all information you tell us will remain strictly confidential. As part of your claim it will become necessary for certain authorised people to have access to information, for example independent experts and the defendant(s). However we assure you that no information will be disclosed without your prior authority.

If it becomes necessary to issue court proceedings we can make an application to do so anonymously in order to protect your identity. Our lawyers are highly experienced in this area and will be able to guide you through the process.

The abuse claims process can be lengthy and it's imperative to us that during this time you are caused the least possible stress. We will provide you with regular updates on your case by phone, letter or email; if you would prefer not to receive updates, just let us know.

Funding your Abuse Case

When you speak to one of our Sexual and Physical Abuse Experts they will be able to discuss various funding options with you.

The majority of abuse claims that we deal with are on a No Win No Fee basis.

In summary a No Win, No Fee means that if your claim is unsuccessful your Solicitor is not paid for the work they have done. If your claim is successful, your Solicitor is paid part of their fees by the other party involved. Our Lawyers will advise you in detail on the funding of your claim when you contact us.

Group Actions for Abuse Victims

Slater and Gordon currently deal with a number of group actions including a number of high profile cases, such as representing 168 victims of Jimmy Savile. We also represent victims in relation a number of schools, music schools and doctors.

What to Expect

We know that taking the first step to disclose sensitive information may seem insurmountable but we will guide you through the process. During your free confidential consultation one of our lawyers will require some details about what happened and will then be able to provide some preliminary advice regarding your case. They will also be able to explain the legal process and funding arrangements. If we are able to assist with your case we will then gather further details and begin to build your case.

In abuse cases there has often been a criminal case and Slater and Gordon will be able to obtain the necessary documents from the police. Once we have sufficient information we will submit your claim to the other side.

It is likely that it will be necessary to obtain expert evidence in support of your claim. In particular it will be necessary to obtain medical evidence which will detail the injuries that you have suffered. Abuse affects each person individually and injuries can be physical, psychological or a combination of both. We will help in obtaining the necessary assessments and reports from medical experts.

We know that many victims of abuse don't want to appear in Court, it's not uncommon for physical or sexual abuse claims to settle before going to trial. However, in some cases, the claim does not conclude in this way. In these circumstances, we have experience in pursuing claims to preserve anonymity where necessary.

Find out more about the Sexual Abuse and The Law here.

Expert help and legal advice are just one freephone call away.

Call our Abuse Solicitors 24/7 on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

Our contact centre is open 24 hours 365 days a year.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston and Wrexham.

Sexual & Physical Abuse Help & Support

If you are considering claiming compensation for sexual or physical abuse, we encourage reporting it to your local police. The Police have specially trained officers that are able to support you in dealing with these matters through the criminal process. If you are unsure how to make contact, see our help and support page.

Any conviction in criminal proceedings can assist you in your civil claim for compensation.

Call our Abuse Solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9046 or start your claim online.

Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

Hear what one of our clients says about us:

"I have experienced Slater and Gordon to be highly professional and incredibly caring in their work with me on the Savile case. How can I get you to know though how professional, how caring??

Really, unless you're me, I doubt that you can.

For this is a hard case, a hard time for me. And it goes on, and on.

So, sometimes I'm on the phone to Jessica, ranting and raving. And she stays with it, with me. Another time I can revert to the child that was sexually assaulted by Savile and I'm crying. Again she hangs in there. And yeah, that's what Slater and Gordon and their team do, they hang in there and they say "hang in there Dee". 

They believe me. They fight for me. On and on.

I'm sure others can put it far more eloquently than me, so I'm just speaking from my heart when I say the guys at Slater and Gordon work with good practice, excellent communication but far more importantly they work ( and work bloody hard) with good heart, with love, love for justice, love for humanity."


Dee Coles