Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Nicholas Smith, a world-renowned conductor and former teacher at Chetham’s music school has been charged with indecently assaulting a female pupil between 1976 & 1978.
He will appear at Manchester Crown Court on 13 June to face trial.
Chetham’s School of Music has been the centre of an abuse investigation since the conviction of Michael Brewer last year. Following Brewer’s conviction a number of further allegations against former teachers of the school came to light and these are currently being investigated by Police as part of Operation Kiso.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers currently represent a number of individuals in relation to abuse at both music schools and other fee paying schools. We also represent victims of Jimmy Savile and Cyril Smith and have considerable experience in dealing with cases of this complex nature and understand the difficulties involved for victims of abuse.
Jessica Standley is a Personal Injury Solicitor specialising in sexual and physical abuse cases at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.
Slater and Gordon offer a free consultation for victims of abuse and any communication will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. Please call freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you. Our contact centre is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
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