Slater and Gordon Lawyers are representing over 70 people with abuse claims against the Jimmy Savile estate & helping victims at Chethams School of Music & the Royal North Music College. For help please call us on 0800 916 9046 or contact us online.

Our team of Sexual & Physical Abuse Solicitors team is headed by Senior Lawyer Richard Scorer who is a Personal Injury Lawyer.

Richard is a Partner at Slater and Gordon and has worked on many complex physical and/or sexual abuse cases arising out of both child and adult assaults.

Richard is currently leading the team who are representing victims that have suffered Sexual and Physical Abuse arising out of the Jimmy Savile allegations. With the support of others, victims that are not connected with the Savile allegations have also been encouraged to come forward and speak of the abuses that they have suffered. This has led to Slater and Gordon conducting enquiries in relation to three groups of potential sex abuse allegations.

Cases We Have Advised On:

  • Jimmy Savile
  • Rolf Harris
  • Cyril Smith
  • Max Clifford
  • Lord Janner
  • St Pauls’ School
  • Colet Court
  • Durham Choristers
  • Ashdown House
  • Stuart Hall
  • Dr Bains
  • Dr Bates
  • Dr Bruce Bailey
  • Dr Michael Salmon (Stoke Mandeville Hospital)
  • Clifton College
  • Haut de la Garenne (Jersey Children’s Home)
  • Chethams School of Music
  • Fort Augustus (Scotland)
  • Gordonstoun School (Scotland)

The team have had recent successes include achieving a £30,000 settlement for a former pupil of St Paul’s Cathedral Choir School, in relation to claims of Sexual Abuse against two former members of staff in the 1980s. They continue to represent other former pupils in this ongoing matter.

Jessica Standley represented a number of victims in relation to alleged abuse at Durham Choristers School. She spoke to all victims and subsequently submitted cases. The claims were all successfully resolved efficiently and without the need for litigation.

One of the clients commented “ It was a difficult thing to address after all these years and your kindness, care, attention and efficiency made it a bearable experience. I will certainly recommend you and your firm in the future”

Jessica Standley recently achieved settlement against a local authority relating to abuse by a teacher. Cases were resolved without the need for court proceedings.

Other successes for the team include:

  • Representing child victims that had suffered sexual abuse when in the care of Barnardos. Significant compensation was recovered in actions brought against Barnardos;
  • Representing a child that had suffered physical abuse at the hands of a St Johns Ambulance volunteer. We successfully argued that the volunteer had acted in the same capacity as an employee and settled the claim brought against St Johns Ambulance.
  • Representing a child that had suffered physical abuse at a private school in Suffolk. The child was successfully compensated;
  • Representing a lady who was sexually assaulted by a Radiographer during a routine X-ray for gall stones.

Slater and Gordon's team of specialist Solicitors can offer representation and rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK.

Call Slater and Gordon Lawyers for a Confidential Consultation on 0800 916 9046 or claim online.

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

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.