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When I first contacted Samantha about a claim I was very nervous and concerned about how difficult the process would be  - but Samantha was extremely reassuring and encouraging whilst managing any expectations very well. Samantha guided me through the claim with pure professionalism, making it all very easy to understand and leaving no stone unturned to achieve a very satisfactory result. The whole process was a lot easier and simpler than I imagined and I would highly recommend Robson Shaw if you are thinking of making a claim.

Survivor of historic sexual abuse at the hands of her former school teacher   


I was told by one solicitor that, because my abuser had died many years prior, I had no case. I then found Robsonshaw through a Google search and they took on my case.  The whole process did stir up unpleasant memories and there were times I wish I had never embarked on this path.  I cannot recommend Robert and Sam highly enough. Both fantastic, professional and kind people. I am so glad I found them. Robert is like a dog with a bone when we hit a few brick walls on the way, never giving up. I was awarded a tidy sum in the end. I am forever grateful to them.

Successful CICA claim for a survivor of abuse within her family


Robert Shaw and his dedicated team were instrumental in securing a life changing five figure settlement in my historical abuse case. From the outset I felt I was treated with the utmost respect and was guided through the process with a genuine concern for my emotional well being. While the nature of the case was personally distressing, I felt fully supported and during personal communication never felt embarrassed when discussing intimate details regarding the abuse. This is testament to Robsonshaw's experience in these matters and their professional attitude towards victims of sexual abuse. The case was complex, but at no point did I feel that I did not understand the process or the realistic outcomes of the claim. Robert and his team worked diligently to help me retrieve compensation, which has brought closure to a horrific period of my youth.  Robsonshaw come highly recommended and I would encourage victims of sexual abuse to contact the company to discuss there experience as it may, as it has for me, be a turning point in their recovery. 

Anonymous childhood victim of sexual abuse, Surrey     


I cannot thank Sam enough for her professionalism in dealing with my historic sexual abuse claim that has affected me throughout my adulthood.  I chose Sam as she was not in my locality as I did not want to instruct a solicitor whom I had to meet.  It made it much easier for me to deal with her because she had not met me face to face.  Despite this I found her empathetic and understanding and she went above and beyond what I could have expected for a solicitor, she really was brilliant and I cannot thank her enough.  I received a 5 figure award of damages which was much more than I expected, thank you Sam.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Robson Shaw solicitors to other survivors of historic sexual abuse.

WT from Derby


We would like to thank Sam at Robson Shaw, for her help throughout this very difficult and sensitive case. From the beginning, Sam offered her guidance and was discreet, efficient and professional throughout, making the process much easier for us. Sam is friendly and understanding and we are very grateful that she was able to represent us, thankyou.

Victim of childhood sexual abuse


At a time when I had just lost a historic child abuse case at York Crown Court I was advised to pursue a CICA claim. I wanted to use a niche, independent practice as opposed to one of the larger, less personal solicitor's firms.  I found the way that Robert Shaw dealt with my initial questions and situation to be warm, personal and very clear. All options were presented to me and realistic timescales were outlined.  During the course of the claim everything was explained fully and when the settlement came through all available options were once again explained.
I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Robson Shaw to any victim of historic sexual abuse.

Bill - Survivor of childhood sexual abuse at a private school


As a 10 year old boy in the 1970's I was seriously and repeatedly sexually assaulted for nearly two years by predatory male peadophile who sourced his victims from young boys at his local canoe club. At the time I was so shocked, frightened, confused and ashamed that I couldn’t bring myself to tell my parents, let alone the Police. These days I would be diagnosed with some sort of mental trauma or depression, but I just tried to get on with my life and carried the burden of the experience on my own for a very long time. This traumatic experience haunted and hampered me, affecting my achievement at school which in turn affected my employment prospects and caused me to have a succession of different jobs as I couldn’t settle into a proper career. My ‘depression’ also hampered normal development of relationships with women due to my low self esteem and confidence. 

Eventually in 2016 and aged 50 years I did not want to carry this burden any longer I finally summoned the courage to report the case to the Police, and later engaged Samantha Robson to represent me in making a claim against the estate of my attacker who was now deceased. Throughout the process of the claim,Samantha couldn’t have been more understanding of my trauma, and quickly and expertly acted with all the agencies required from long experience in this field, with the result that a successful settlement was made in my favour for a five figure award of compensation. This will never change what happened to me, but it does draw a line under a very painful aspect of my life, giving me some pride that I have been able to exact some redress against my attacker, even though he is now deceased. I couldn’t have reached this defining moment, nor been able to bury some of my life’s demons without Samantha’s help for which I will be eternally grateful.  I thank you most deeply for giving me closure on this.

George - Childhood victim of sexual abuse by his canoeing coach 


Dear Samantha, thank you for all your support in achieving success in my claim.   This was testament to your hard work and genuine support.  I would thoroughly recommend your services. 

Childhood survivor of sexual abuse by a primary school teacher


I would like to thank Samantha Robson for her work and commitment in getting the resolution I deserved. I suffered a great deal through losing jobs because of the PTSD and anxieties that I suffered due to the sexual abuse. 

After finding Samantha I found that she not only helped me gain compensation, but also guided me to professionals which helped me in overcoming some of my fears and in seeking `moving on' therapy.  I think this is an ongoing process for survivors of abuse and has certainly helped me in overcoming my problems caused by my abuse. Thank you Samantha for your help and with what you do. 

Childhood survivor of sexual abuse within a school in Hampshire


I started using Robert Shaw back in 2016 for a personal matter and very sensitive matter. I always felt like Robert and his staff members were genuinely interested in my case as he would always take the time to answer my calls and respond to my e-mails right away. His up-to-date knowledge of the changing laws made both processes as easy and short as possible. He was very diligent with filing on time, meeting deadlines, and communicating with me and my family he always kept us informed of how things were progressing. I highly recommend ROBERT SHAW to anyone looking for an solicitor no matter what the case maybe.  Such a lovely man who genuinely cares.

Successful CICA Tribunal Appeal


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"

Andy, Spain


"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."  

Stephanie, Plymouth


“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