Our expert child abuse lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.
If you were abused as a child, or you’re a parent or carer of a child that has been abused, you may wonder who to turn to.
Our specialist team of solicitors has years of experience in helping people claim compensation and get justice after child abuse. We will work closely with you in total confidentiality and with sensitivity and respect at all times. Our solicitors have dedicated their careers to helping people who have been abused and we can help you too.
Who Can I Claim Against In Child Abuse Cases?
Depending on the circumstances of the abuse, there may be more than one avenue we can pursue in order to get you the justice you deserve.
In many cases, we can make a claim against the person that abused you. Sometimes, however, there are wider issues involved, and it may be appropriate to make a claim against an organisation such as your abuser's employer.
We can offer you a free consultation and help you to decide whether you have a realistic chance of success. We can also help you identify the individuals or organisations which might be legally responsible for what you went through.
Even if the abuse happened many years ago, you should contact us to discuss how we can help you. We have successfully helped people to claim even when the abuse took place decades ago.
Our Expertise In Cases Of Child Abuse
“I immediately felt that these were people who are competent, had experience in the issue, which is quite sensitive and can be upsetting. They asked the right questions, I felt at ease, I felt able to discuss it and say what I needed to say.” Peter, London
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We understand that the unique nature of claims for child abuse needs specialist knowledge and experience. That is why we have a specialist team of lawyers working on these claims.
Tracey Storey, who heads up our child abuse team, has handled cases for nearly two decades now. She serves on several panels on child abuse issues, including the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers' Special Interest Group on Child Abuse, and the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers' Executive Committee.
Watch our video to hear Tracey talk about how we handle child abuse claims and how survivors of abuse can prepare for meeting a solicitor:
Over the years we have helped many people claim compensation for sexual, physical and psychological abuse.
We appreciate the sensitive nature of child abuse claims and we are committed to pursuing cases to the best possible outcome, without causing any additional psychological trauma to those affected.
As always, our clients' interests come first, and that means we will work with you from the outset to understand the details of your abuse, while making sure we do not add to the trauma you have already suffered.
Our commitment is to supporting you as our client, and to achieving justice - whether you find that sense of closure through financial compensation, through an apology or by holding the organisation who failed to protect you to account.
Contact Us To Discuss Making A Claim
If you would like to talk confidentially to someone about making a compensation claim following child abuse, contact us online or call 0800 022 3503 today.
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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.