If you or a member of your family is considering claiming compensation for sexual abuse, or you are already in the process of a claim, we hope our blog will provide you with up-to-date news about prominent ongoing cases, information about changes in the law and helpful guidance to support you at this difficult time.
24th Apr 2022
24 year old Alfie Morel has now been sentenced to almost 16 years in prison having been found guilty of 8 sexual offences against children, to include attempted rape and sexual assault. He was also convicted of offences of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
4th Apr 2022
Over half of the UK's Police forces are under investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. Of the 260 investigations being carried out, 31relate to complaints of police officers abusing their powers for sexual gain.
6th Feb 2022
The tragic case of Sarah Everard highlights the failings of a system where warning signs are missed or overlooked. Samantha Robson, specialist solicitor dealing with sexual abuse cases on behalf of victims over the past 20+ years comments, `In the majority of the cases of sexual abuse that I have dealt with, there have always been signs. It is rare to deal with a case where there has been no grooming, or the perpetrator has no history of concerns. We need to consider what more can be done to stop these individuals before they commit offences. Do we have sufficient systems of recording concerns which can be cross - referenced by other authorities involved?'
24th Jan 2022
The High Court have recently decided not to award damages to 8 survivors of historic sexual abuse by Barry Bennell. The case demonstrates the perils of leaving your claim too long. The High Court found that the delay by the Claimants had prejudiced Manchester City such that a fair trial was not possible.
7th Nov 2021
Manchester City football club is being sued in the High Court in London by 8 victims of former football coach, Barry Bennell for damages for psychological injuries and financial losses suffered as a consequence of their sexual abuse.
4th May 2021
The latest report published by Lambeth Council demonstrates that Robsonshaw solicitors achieve the highest average Individual Redress Payments per Applicant at over £88,000, which is £10,000 more than their nearest rival firm.
22nd Apr 2021
Accessing your Care Records
Survivors who were sexually abused as children often grew up in difficult family circumstances, and frequently were put into care or fostered. Multi-disc... Read More
6th Apr 2021
Nigel Leat, also known by the surname Russell, has already breached his licence conditions and is back in prison.
8th Feb 2021
If your abuser died before you were able to claim compensation for sexual abuse, take heart. Although some avenues may have closed to you, depending on your situation you may still be able to pursue compensation through other options. Read on for more information.
2nd Feb 2021
Cambridgeshire Paramedic Andrew Wheeler now convicted
Andrew Wheeler, aged 46 from Cambridgeshire has now been found guilty of six sexual offences, including rape and sexual assault of two women... Read More
14th Dec 2020
Paul Farrell admits numerous sexual offences involving young boys whilst working at Great Ormond Street Hospital as a porter.
28th Oct 2020
Nigel Leat, former teacher of Hillside First School in Worle, North Somerset who was convicted of serious sexual offences against school girls in 2011, is due to be released from prison next month.
7th Oct 2020
Robson Shaw solicitors represent former pupils of Colet Court, now St Paul's Junior School, in relation to allegations of historic sexual abuse
7th Oct 2020
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse exposes failings in the way the Church of England has dealt with allegations of childhood sexual abuse and has made numerous recommendations in its report published yesterday.
27th Nov 2019
IICSA Investigate Historic Sexual Abuse at Schools
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (or IICSA) has announced that as part of its ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse at s... Read More