When I called Robson Shaw I had already spoken to another solicitor and felt very despondent about the response I received. When I spoke to Robert. I knew straight away I'd found the right person.
Robert listened, didn't judge, wasn't negative and most importantly, believed me. He dealt with me professionally and compassionately. I felt it was ok to question things and Robert was happy to explain legal issues in a way I could understand.
This has been life changing for me & I am very grateful. Nothing will change what happened to me but the successful outcome of my case has reframed my view of the situation. With Robert's help I have taken back the power the abuse still had over me 35 years later.
I have recommended Robson Shaw to others and will continue to do so.
Rachel - Survivor of historic sexual abuse
"Having Robert handle my case professionally and achieving a payout under the Lambeth Redress Scheme was very comforting, but I wasn't sure I would be entitled to the second element of the claim. Sam phoned me and said I had a very good case to go forward and talked me through the next steps, the more we spoke the greater my confidence grew and by the end of the conversation I had decided to go ahead. I am so glad I did, I was kept informed on everything that happened, and although the process took a little while during last year I received a further payout early in 2021.
It wasn’t easy to recall bad memories of almost 60 years ago that I thought I had long buried, but in the end I have faced my demons with Robsonshaw's professionalism and sensitivity and life is so much better for that."
Carol - Lambeth Redress Scheme Applicant
"I thought long and hard about contacting a solicitor, but eventually contacted Robert Shaw. He dealt with me with compassion and genuine care. No amount of money can change what happened me all those years ago but thanks to Mr Shaw I now have a substantial amount in my bank account for the first time in my life....which will change my life. I didn’t think I had a hope of any compensation but thanks to the hard work of this excellent firm this was not the case."
Historic survivor of childhood abuse within the Scouting movement
"Sam handled my case sensitively and professionally. She provided support through every step to ensure a successful outcome, without losing that personal touch. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her practice to others.”
Childhood victim of Dr Myles Bradbury
"Dear Sam, thank you so much for the way you have dealt with my scouts claim and it draws a line under the events and I now hope to put it behind me and get on with my life. The advice you have given throughout has been sound and helpful. The compensation has given me the chance to get counselling and enable me to deal with the issues the abuse caused me."
Historic abuse survivor within the scouting movement
"Hi Samantha, thank you so much for helping me resolve my historic case. Despite the fact these events happened 45 years ago, you still gained compensation for me and I am truly grateful for your efforts."
Abuse survivor following sexual abuse at the hands of former teacher Michael Wilde
"Sam has truly been a truly amazing person during my claim against a children's home.
She has shown great professionalism during my case. She has been very supportive and given great advise and guidance during this whole process that has been very emotional for me and my family. Sam has kept me very much focused and in check on the whole process and my feet on the ground.
Sam has ensured that I have been kept up to-date with everything that has happened, both good things and set backs, but she has ensured we received the goal in the end.
Thank you Sam for all your support and everything you have done for my family and myself!!!
Survivor at Shirley Oaks Children's Homes
Sam was invaluable in helping me through an extremely difficult and traumatic time, no problem was too small and no question was too trivial she explained every step in a language I that was understandable to the layman. She walked me through each step and even when I felt unable to continue, she was there to pick me up support and steer me through the process which made my journey easier. Sam went over and above what I expected from a lawyer and felt more like a friend that had my best interests at heart, she always returned emails and phone calls promptly and checked in even when there were no new developments.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Robson Shaw, I found Sam both knowledgeable and caring in her approach, Robson Shaw was pivotal in the final outcome which resulted in my being awarded a six-figure sum.
Former resident at Shirley Oaks Children's Homes
Thank you Sam and the team at Robson Shaw Solicitors for all your hard work and dedication. As you are very much aware Sam this was a very complex case and at times a roller coaster but you and your team at Robson Shaw stuck through it and went above and beyond in reaching an excellent outcome which I am truly grateful for. Although the wounds and pain of sexual abuse do not go away you try your best in life to manage and live with it but by the great result which you have achieved for me it is good to have recognition to what I have suffered and to be able to move forward in my life. Once again thank you.
Sex abuse victim, Roman Catholic Church
A thorough professional approach helping and guiding me through an extremely difficult time, but without losing that personal touch that was important for me.
Victim of non-recent sexual abuse by his school teacher
After working with Samantha for some time - I found her communication impeccable, and every aspect of my claim treated with the highest professional standard. The whole process was treated with sensitivity with all my queries answered clearly. To end with a successful win concluded to give me a sense of justice that I would have otherwise struggled to overcome alone. Thank you Samantha to you and your team.
Victim of sexual abuse at a secondary school
Robson Shaw provided me with a professional and helpful service leading to a successful outcome of my personal injury compensation claim. Any questions were always answered clearly and promptly. I felt supported throughout the process and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Injury victim, Dorset
Robert Shaw was a consummate professional to engage with ensuring that communication with the client was strong throughout and worked tirelessly to arrive at a timely and very positive result regarding a personally sensitive matter. I would not hesitate to use his services again.’
Historic abuse victim, Bristol
After being told that I was ‘out of time’ to bring a case for child abuse when I was around 10 but now in my 70’s, I came across Sam at Robson Shaw whilst searching the internet. I had spoken to other larger practices who were specialists in this field and was told that I had left things too long.
From my first contact I was reassured by Sam that it was possible to still bring a claim and within a matter of weeks the claim process had started. Whilst from that point it took over a year to conclude the outcome was far beyond my initial expectations. The manner in which she dealt with the very sensitive issues I had gave me the confidence to face up to some of the ‘demons’ that had built up over many years.
The journey I had been on for a very long time all of a sudden came to an end. It wasn’t about the financial settlement but more a case of closing a chapter in my life and moving on. I will for ever be grateful to Sam for the way she conducted the whole process from the beginning to the end.
Survivor of sexual abuse within the Scouting movement
"What can I say, other than thank you for all your support and assistance throughout, and for achieving this tangible outcome for me. In more than one way, it will give me a fresh start and a clearer mind moving forward and a massive sense of relief that I did actually deal with the issue and pick up the phone to you in the first instance. From a 'professional' point of view, you are exactly the sort of lawyer I like to deal with - clear communications; prompt responses and action and best outcome achieved - faultless! Thank you so much."
Sexual abuse survivor, abused by a teacher in Lancashire
"Sam took on my case when others had refused, she was amazing and so understanding and did so much work on my behalf, Sam and the team were all friendly and caring, I was amazed at the end result, and was awarded over £85,000 in compensation. I am so grateful for all there patience and hard work."
Injury victim from Exeter
"Sam is a very special solicitor with an uplifting spirit. She dealt with my Kendall House claim with efficiency and the manner in which she spoke to me allowed me to maintain my confidence in her. She maintained my privacy at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to other survivors of sexual abuse.”
Kendall House Victim
"Sam at Robson Shaw came highly recommended and proceeded to exceed expectations by immediately moving things forward from the distressing stalemate we were in. Understanding our situation, frustrations and needs we were kept informed with consideration and empathy, with further inconveniences minimised, culminating in a positive and satisfying conclusion. Without her expertise and professionalism we would still be looking to reach a satisfactory outcome, which she overachieved. I recommend Sam and Robson Shaw to help resolve your legal issues." Andrew
"I would like to thank Sam at Robson Shaw for all her hard work helping us end the legal struggle, which had overtaken our lives, with great success. My only regret is not trusting in expert support and professional help sooner and I recommend her services." Victoria
Andrew Blackburn and Victoria Thompson
After being initially rejected by the CICA for my claim for compensation regarding childhood abuse and rape I was hesitant to try and fight the decision and felt vulnerable after recently giving evidence against my abuser. Then I found RobsonShaw Solicitors while researching online the help available for survivors making a CICA claim. The website was very informative but, I was scared that I might be rejected again and end up with a hefty fee or that I might be caught in a scam. I need not have worried. Robert swiftly took charge of the process and explained the steps required to take matters forward. There was always a honest, frank and friendly voice on the other side of the phone when I needed advice and guidance. My case was handled with sensitivity and this helped me to deal with the difficult process of appeal as well as talk about elements of the abuse that occurred. Surprisingly, I did not feel compromised by having a male representative and that is a testament to how sensitively this process was handled by Robert. I am glad that I did take that huge step and contact RobsonShaw solicitors as I have experienced a very positive outcome. Thank you Robert for guiding me through a process which is very difficult to navigate as a survivor of abuse. Without you I would not have been able to give something to my family and feel some joy from seeing them happy. You have given me the opportunity to close this chapter and begin moving forward. I am very grateful.
Victim of childhood sexual abuse wins CICA Appeal
It is such a distressing time to have to go over such awful events, at the same time fighting with the people who are responsible in order to get justice. Samantha has supported me through a very difficult time, without her patience and understanding I don't think I could have gone ahead with my claim. Samantha took all the pressure off me and made the process as bearable as it could have been. I will forever be grateful to her. Thank you."
A victim of childhood sexual abuse within a religious community
"Dear Samantha, I cannot thank you enough for your help. If there are any organisations that reward excellent solicitors I will be happy to tell them how delighted I am with your services. You have no idea how much this money will help me and change my life, so thank you so much. I would recommend your company to anybody. You have dealt with my case efficiently and quickly and kept me informed at all times, again thank you so much."
Former Kendall House resident
It was a hard decision for me to pursue a claim knowing full well that I would have to recall many memories that I have struggled with in the past. I have to say I found both Samantha and Robert were patient, sensitive and understanding from the outset. They offered me a 'no surprises' approach which gave me the confidence I really needed. My case was of historic sexual, physical and mental abuse which happened over 30 years ago and during my time in a children's home in Nottinghamshire. Samantha successfully negotiated a settlement for me which has finally given me the closure I needed."
Abuse victim, Mansfield
I was represented by Sam recently. It was a sensitive case and Sam was a joy to deal with. She handled everything perfectly and was efficient, patient and very easy to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her services"
"Sam, I would like to say a massive thank you for all your help, finalising this will help me greatly in terms of moving forward with my life after many years of feeling responsible for what happened. Your help has made a huge difference to my life - you do a fantastic job."
Victim of sexual abuse as a teenager by her school teacher
“My case was successfully dealt with by Sam Robson with utmost professionalism and discretion. I was kept fully informed throughout the whole process and my options were explained in great detail. Mrs Robson is a sympathetic listener which is a great asset, particularly in sensitive cases. For me it was quite cathartic."
Mr S, France, abused within the Scouts
“I suffered terrible abuse at children’s home in Wales. When I came out I was a mess and went to prison. I never really talked about it until I spoke to Sam. She understood and said she would try and help me. But there were problems with the law and Sam couldn’t get me any money. Sam tried very hard to help me but I was let down by the system."
Mr H, Devon
“I would have no hesitation recommending Sam as an injury solicitor, her attention to detail was remarkable and persistence with difficult defendants enabled me to win the compensation I deserved. Sam not only helped me win compensation but has also successfully represented several of my relatives."
Mrs Chaplin, Chigwell
“After being seriously sexually assaulted at the age of 13, my life as I knew it was over. I developed severe post traumatic stress disorder which quickly lead to psychotic mental illness. I needed constant care and was admitted to hospital on a number of occasions. I thought that life would follow this pattern forever, or until I could stand it no more and eventually end my own life. I could not work and relied on benefits to live. Sam changed this, she gave me a second chance at life. From the moment I met her, I knew our paths had been destined to cross. She treated me with respect and compassion and from the onset, she was determined to help me find justice. She left no stone unturned and did everything in her power to make sure my claim succeeded, and it did. I eventually felt like I had some sort of justice, that someone other than myself was responsible for what happened to me. The compensation I received has completely changed my life. I was able to buy my own home and invest money in property which means I now have my own income. It has meant that I have choices in life again. Every time I use the money that Sam obtained for me I say a silent 'thank you' to her in my head. I cannot say thank you enough, and I am forever grateful for the second chance in life that Sam has given me. I will never forget what she has done for me. Thank you Sam x."
“Sam Robson is a Solicitor I would highly recommend. She is genuine, honest, very approachable and understanding. Above all she is extremely conscientious in her work. The thing that impressed me most about Sam was the fact that she would always go that extra mile and it was obvious that she genuinely cared about me and getting the best result for me. Which she did and I cannot thank her enough."
Anonymous abuse victim, Devon
"Sam dealt with my claim against the Scouts with speed and efficiency. She clearly has considerable experience in dealing with historic abuse claims and put me at ease through all the stages of my successful claim. I would have no hesistation recommending Sam to any victim of sexual abuse."
Mr B, Birkenhead
"I would highly recommend Samantha Robson to victims of sexual abuse. She is very experienced, caring and respectful. I suffered in silence for many years, but Sam helped me to get justice. My self-esteem and confidence were knocked out by the traumatic experiences I had, but reaching justice has helped me to regain them. Sam successfully won my case and managed to obtain a compensation five times bigger than what was originally offered to me. I am so grateful for what she has done for me. Thank you Sam."
A student who suffered sexual abuse and harassment at University
"I contacted Sam following a conviction of my former teacher for historic sexual assault. My claim was dealt with quickly and Sam made the whole process stress free. She is very understanding and an easy person to speak to. Now I've finally got a closure on the whole event thanks to her help."
Sexual abuse victim, Stockport
"Sam represented me in a personal injury claim against a Hotel in Dartford where I slipped and fell. Sam is a tenacious litigator and went the extra mile to gain compensation for me. She guaranteed me 100% of my compensation which she honoured. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sam as a reliable, trustworthy and knowledgeable solicitor."
Kobad Bankwala, Essex
"I found Sam's details on the internet and contacted her via Facebook about my historic abuse claim against Bryn Estyn. Sam came to visit me in South Wales and talked to me about my claim with total understanding, she had already represented numerous male survivors of sexual abuse at Bryn Estyn. I cannot thank her enough for the work that she did for me on my claim. She successfully negotiated a five figure award of damages for me which I was delighted with."
Sexual abuse vicitim, South Wales
I would have no hesitation in recommending Robert Shaw as a solicitor specialising in historic sexual abuse claims. He successfully took on my case against a UK based evangelical Christian Church that had caused me to suffer both physical and sexual abuse during my childhood. He gained a five figure sum of damages after protracted negotiations. He was extremely professional and my thanks go to Robert for winning my case".
Mr C, abuse victim from Northampton