Helping abuse survivors receive the support they need

Posted by Malcolm Johnson on

Who are BL Claims Solicitors

BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.

We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset

The BBC reports that Father Laurence Soper, former abbot of St Benedict's School in Ealing, London has been found in Kosovo and is awaiting extradition to the UK.

He failed to answer bail in March 2011 following arrest as part of an investigation into allegations of abuse at the school dating back to the 1970's.

At BL Claims we have a team of highly trained solicitors dedicated to helping abuse survivors seek the compensation they deserve. In 2014 we secured compensation for a man who alleged historic abuse by Father Soper at St Benedict's School.

The impact of abuse is devastating and many survivors need counselling and therapy to help them get their lives back on track. Our solicitors help to give them a voice, bring their abusers to justice and afford the support they need to start the difficult journey of recovery.

We understand that recounting incidents of abuse can be distressing which is why we will travel to you, fully explain the process and ensure that you are treated with the utmost respect.

We make compensation claims against individuals or against institutions that allowed the abuse to take place and may be held responsible for the acts of their employees. We also make parallel claims, where possible, to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Our dedicated personal injury experts will fight to get you the highest possible compensation for your physical and psychological injuries and to provide for any counselling and therapy.

Many abuse survivors are worried about the cost of bringing a claim; we are here to help and explain. We have a licence to undertake publicly funded work in these types of claims and we can make an application to the Legal Services Commission on your behalf. If you’re not entitled to public funding, we may be able to offer you a conditional fee or “no-win no-fee” agreement.

If you are a survivor of abuse and would like advice on your case please call our team. All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

BL Claims Solicitors are here to help

If you would like to talk to someone and discuss a potential claim please call us on 0344 620 6600 anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or if you would prefer you can email us at

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Malcolm is an Senior Associate in our London office, with nearly twenty years' experience.

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