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 May 2023
One of our clients who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Dr Myles Bradbury, former paediatric haematologist at Addenbrookes Hospital tells his story about what happened and how it has affected him.
14th Apr 2023
Following criticism by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse about the incidence of sexual abuse within the Church; and the manner in which the Church dealt with these allegations, The Church of England is now developing a Redress Scheme to help historic survivors of sexual abuse by members of the Clergy and lay members.
30th Mar 2023
Were you a child placed at Hollyshaw Children's Home in Tunbridge Wells in the 1970's and 1980's? We are appealing for witnesses to come forward in connection with historic childhood sexual abuse.
18th Dec 2022
Matthew Smith aged 34, pleads guilty to sexual offences including causing or inciting the sexual abuse of a child under 13 and of offences relating to indecent images of children.
17th Dec 2022
Compensation for online digital abuse has been made more accessible due to new Online Safety legislation which was implemented on 25th November 2022. Victims of this modern crime will now find it easier to gain access to justice following the new laws which criminalise the sharing and digital editing of unauthorised images.
27th Sep 2022
The Jesus Army was an evangelical Christian religious movement based in Northamptonshire. It has also been known as the Jesus Fellowship Church and the Bugbrooke Community, so named after a Baptist chapel in the village of Bugbrooke. For a number of years, the Jesus Army has faced legal claims for sexual offences and physical abuse. Robsonshaw have represented numerous claimants in successful claims against the movement. A compensation scheme has now been launched to recompense survivors who were members or dependant of a member of the Jesus Army.
9th Jun 2022
Were you a victim of Dr Myles Bradbury?
Updated 9th June 2022
Specialist child abuse solicitor, Samantha Robson, discusses one of the latest cases of sexual abuse to hit the headl... Read More
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.