Slater and Gordon Abuse Lawyers will shortly submit their response to the Scottish government consultation on the removal of the time bar with regard to abuse cases in Scotland.
In May, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Education, Angela Constance, declared that the Scottish government intends to consult on the removal of the three-year limitation period with regards to personal injury claims brought by survivors of child abuse.
In making this declaration, Holyrood recognised that it can take many years for abuse survivors to have the courage to seek justice.
The consultation seeks views on a number of matters relating to a proposed removal of the time bar, including key definitions and whether the time bar should be removed for all children or just those who were abused “in care”.
Responses will inform the development of a draft Bill, which the Scottish government intends to publish before the end of the current Parliamentary Session in 2016.
Slater and Gordon Abuse Lawyers
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have the most experienced team of child abuse lawyers in the country and have offices in 27 locations around the UK, including Edinburgh.
The Slater and Gordon abuse team is led by Richard Scorer, a leading expert in limitation law with regard to child abuse cases. Richard is the founder and executive member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) and has written extensively on the subject of child abuse.
Slater and Gordon Abuse Lawyers currently represent over 800 survivors of abuse across the UK, including people who were abused as a child in institutions such as schools, hospitals and church organisations.
We are now representing survivors of abuse in Scottish institutions, including Gordonstoun School and Fort Augustus Abbey School.
For a free and completely confidential consultation with a child abuse lawyer, call us on 0800 916 9046. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, contact us online and let us know when and where you’d like us to call you.
We give you our assurance that all communication with us will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.