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News and information to support survivors of sexual abuse as they pursue a claim for compensation.

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.

Are You a Victim of Indecent Images or `Deepfaking'?

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.

Jesus Army Redress Scheme is launched

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.

Were you a victim of Dr Myles Bradbury?

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

Hampshire football coach Alfie Morel sentenced

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.

Claims against a police officer for sexual abuse

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.

Sexual abuse in the police and by public servants

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?'

Manchester City not liable for Barry Bennell's sexual abuse

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.

Manchester City and Barry Bennell in the news again

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.

Accessing your Social Care Records

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

Nigel Leat back behind bars

6th Apr 2021

Nigel Leat, also known by the surname Russell, has already breached his licence conditions and is back in prison.
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