Slater and Gordon Lawyers represent hundreds of abuse victims across the UK. We offer a free confidential consultation for those who have suffered 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 sports clubs, scout groups, schools, hospitals, children’s homes, local authorities and religious organisations, We also deal with a large number of group actions including a number of high profile cases which have been widely reported in the media.

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.


We understand it can be a daunting prospect for someone to visit a lawyer and discuss details of what happened to them. We will therefore ensure that we meet at a place convenient for you and one where you feel most comfortable.

Our Abuse Compensation Lawyers offer a free, confidential consultation which will enable them 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 those who have suffered sexual and physical abuse in achieving recognition of the trauma they have suffered, and hopefully some closure.


We understand that confidentiality is hugely important to those who have suffered abuse. 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. 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.

High Profile Cases

Slater and Gordon’s Abuse and Sexual Assault team have dealt with many high profile cases over the years and are very experienced when it comes to dealing with the press regarding abuse cases and ensuring anonymity for our clients.

We have represented victims in many high profile abuse cases including:

  • Jimmy Savile
  • Rolf Harris
  • Max Clifford
  • Stuart Hall
  • Cyril Smith
  • The Catholic Church
  • The Church of England
  • The Methodist Church
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • St Pauls (formerly Colet Court)
  • Durham Chorister’s School
  • St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School
  • Chethams School of Music
  • St George’s School
  • Ashdown House
  • Hillside First
  • The Scout Association
  • The Sports / Football Abuse Scandal
  • St John’s Ambulance
  • Barnardos
  • The North Wales Child Abuse Scandal
  • Rochdale Exploitation Scandal
  • Libyan Cadets sex attacks

We understand that reporting a case of abuse is a very difficult thing to do and can be particularly difficult when your accusation is against a well-known individual or organisation. We have a vast amount of expertise in pursuing high profile individuals and will be there with you every step of the way.


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.