Victims of Abuse at Westminster are too frightened to come forward

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Last autumn Westminster MP’s faced allegations of harassment and bullying and victims were promised that a new independent complaints procedure would be introduced and advised to report any allegations of serious sexual abuse to the Police. Victims of abuse have told the BBC that “ nothing has changed and others are affected and still too…

A Court has heard that allegations of sexual abuse against former professional football coach Bob Higgins are “false memories or lies”.

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Mr Higgins, 65, has been charged with 50 counts of indecent assault against teenage boys. He denies all of the allegations against him. His barrister Alistair MacDonald QC alleged that prosecutors had “dredged up” historical charges against Higgins after allowing a “fog of delay… to obscure the view”. Referring to some of the allegations, Mr…

Successful Claim Against Lambeth Council

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We are successfully representing clients in pursuing claims under the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme. This scheme deals with applications for compensation payments to people who as children were abused or feared abuse at a Lambeth Children’s Home and/or Shirley Oaks Primary School. The scheme will remain open until the 1st January 2020. One of…

Charities Commission Sees a Surge in Reports Following the Oxfam Scandal

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The Charity Commission has seen a surge in the increase of reports of sexual harassment, bullying and abuse reported in the three months following the Oxfam sexual abuse scandal. The total number of serious incidents reported by charities from February to May this year reached the same level as during the whole of 2016/17. The…

Reform for Whiplash Claims

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The government’s proposal for a new Civil Liability Bill, which aims to reduce the levels of compensation available for victims of road traffic accidents suffering whiplash injuries, has been met with strong resistance in the House of Lords. The Civil Liability Bill aims to provide fixed levels of compensation to victims of road traffic accidents…

Will Tennis Soon Experience A ‘Me Too’ Movement?

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Tennis coach Judy Murray has spoken out about her belief that sexual abuse is prevalent in tennis and that the sport will soon experience a ‘Me Too’ movement. Speaking to the Guardian, Murray expressed her concern that she has heard of instances of abuse within the sport and suggested that it would be easy for…

Civil Partnerships Now Open For Mixed-Sex Couples?

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For those following the case of Rebecca Steinfield and Charles Keidan, they are the couple who have challenged through the courts for the right to make civil partnerships available to mixed-sex couples, the landmark decision at the Supreme Court has been delivered this week. The couple have won their claim to open up civil partnerships…

George Ormond Jailed for 20 Years

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George Ormond, a former Newcastle United youth team aid has been jailed for 20 years after being convicted of a string of sex abuse offences spanning 25 years. Ormond was convicted of 35 charges of indecent assault and one of indecency. Judge Edward Bindloss described Ormond as “wholly preoccupied with sex” and said he “used…

Dementia & Lasting Power Of Attorneys

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Whilst many people think about making a Will to put their affairs in order after they die, a report published by Solicitors for the Elderly has highlighted that increasing numbers of people in the UK are likely to develop Dementia, and that a potential crisis is developing as millions of people are failing to take…

Football Coach George Ormond Convicted of Multiple Sex Abuse Offences

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A youth football coach who went on to work for Newcastle United has been convicted of multiple sex abuse offences spanning 25 years. George Ormond, 62, had denied all of the charges against him but was convicted of 35 charges of indecent assault and one charge of indecency. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on…