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.
1st Feb 2024
The Warrington Guardian interviews one of Sam Robson's successful clients after winning a five figure award of damages from Halton Borough Council. Sam secured another award of damages following Michael Wilde's fifth conviction for sexual offences against school boys at Wade Deacon High School.
22nd Jan 2024
Steven McNally, 67 year old former Scout Leader at Bishop's Own Scout troop and housemaster at a children's home has now been sentenced for historic sexual abuse of children in Nottingham. The majority of the offences occurred whilst McNally was working as a housemaster at Nazareth House Children's Home in Lenton which was run by the Sisters of Nazareth Catholic order.
15th Jan 2024
Neil Foden and James Shawley are two more teachers in the news relating to sexual offences. Foden is currently under investigation following sexual abuse charges relating to six victims, he has not yet been convicted.
James Shawley, a former head teacher at St Bartholomew's primary school has been convicted of four sexual offences relating to children and was sentenced to four and a half years imprisonment. Despite the fact he was jailed in May 2021, it was not until November 2023 that he was struck off by the Teaching Regulation Authority indefinitely.
9th Oct 2023
Alexander Ralls, former teacher and Child Protection Officer at Queen Ethelburga's College near York was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment at Bradford Crown Court on 25th September 2023 following multiple sexual offences against pupils at the school. This follows another scandal surrounding the school after its former headmaster Brian Martin was eventually convicted of sexual assault at Leeds Crown Court and jailed for 3 years and 3 months in 2021. In March 2021, another teacher at the school Thomas Ball was convicted of offences of voyeurism and indecent images after he installed a spy camera at the school. Robsonshaw Solicitors have been representing victims of Queen Ethelburga's College over the past 6 years and continue to represent numerous pupils who are continuing to come forward.
12th Jul 2023
Ben Breakwell who was a professional tenor singer and worked at a secondary school in Hammersmith has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for serious sexual offences against three schoolgirls.
7th Jul 2023
Between 2021 and 2023, the following sex offenders have been convicted in the criminal courts. Did you or someone you know suffer sexual abuse at the hands of one of these offenders? If so, please contact us for a free, specialist, no obligation consultation about your potential claim. Contact us 24/7 on email@example.com
7th Jul 2023
Were you a resident at 104 Gavestone Road in Lee? If you were placed in this children's home in the 1970's, 1980's we would like to speak to you.
4th Jul 2023
Following the recent BBC Cambridge interview with our client Aaron, more victims are now coming forward. Aaron wanted to share his story as he only learned about the scandal after the BBC ran a story and then decided to seek legal advice. Aaron suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Dr Myles Bradbury whilst he was a patient at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has now received substantial compensation with the help of specialist abuse solicitor, Samantha Robson.
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