Abuse is a violation of trust that can happen at any place, at any time and to anyone of any age.Those who have suffered abuse, in particular children, can feel powerless and especially when the abuser is still a feature in their life.
This feeling of powerlessness can often prevent children from coming forward at the time, especially as abusers are often people who are trusted members of society in positions of authority, such as a sports coach, a clergyman, a teacher or a scout leader. Often those who have suffered as children do not report the abuse until many years later when they are adults.
We have specialist abuse solicitors who deal with these matters so can better understand and assist those who have been affected by abuse.
We represent clients who have suffered all types of child abuse and have many years’ experience in the following areas:
Slater and Gordon’s Abuse and Sexual Assault team are specialists in this area, with many years’ experience, and can support you through your decisions, provide information and advice when deciding what steps to take and can help guide you through the process.
We have the necessary expertise to ensure your case is dealt with the sensitivity and dedication you deserve.
Slater and Gordon’s Abuse and Sexual Assault Team are dedicated to fighting for sufferers of abuse.
Richard Scorer, Head of the Abuse Team at Slater and Gordon, is one of Britain’s leading specialists in child abuse litigation and is supported by a team with a wealth of experience in this area. Richard has written and lectured extensively on the subject of child abuse. His book ‘Betrayed: The English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis’ was published in 2014 and he also co-authored the APIL Guide to Child Abuse Compensation Claims published in 2011.
Slater and Gordon’s specialist team of abuse lawyers have also been campaigners for the introduction of mandatory reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect since 2013 in the wake of Jimmy Savile’s horrific crimes.
A survey which we carried out in February 2014 resulted in 96% of the public confirming that they supported a change to introduce mandatory reporting and July 2016 the government consultation was launched, outlining options for reform of the child protection system in England.
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We can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK from our offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Preston and Watford.
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.