Child abuse compensation

"Children deserve better protection" says specialist abuse lawyer

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Our specialist abuse lawyer, Malcolm Johnson, discusses supporting abuse victims who speak out against those with authority. More …

The importance of understanding vulnerable clients with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

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Our expert, Malcolm Johnson, explores the responsibilities a lawyer has when working with a client who has Autism or Asperger's Syndrome and how they might cope during an abuse case. More …

Section 67 – grooming offence not yet in force

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Section 67 makes it an offence for anyone over 18 to communicate with a child under 16 for sexual gratification. It amends the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Malcolm Johnson explains the Act in detail. More …

Football in crisis as allegations of child abuse mount

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Allegations of child abuse from the world of professional football are now on the increase. The BBC has reported that four ex-footballers have spoken out of their abuse by a coach. The allegations are extremely serious. So is abuse in sport a major problem? More …

What is the victims' 'Right to Review Scheme'?

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Following the news that The Crown Prosecution Service have decided not to proceed with any criminal charges against Sir Cliff Richard, after a second review of evidence, Malcolm Johnson reviews the Victims' Right to Review Scheme and what it involves. More …

2000 Children reported for indecent images

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What does the law say about children sending indecent images?

What does the law say when minors have possession of indecent images and what liability do Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have? Our expert Malcolm Johnson explains. More …

Justice for abuse survivors

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This week has seen the BBC report on two cases involving child abusers who left the UK and who were arrested upon their return after initial unsuccessful attempts to extradite them .As a Solicitor who has supported and acted on behalf of abuse victims, I was therefore pleased to see that in both cases the accused will have to face up to the crimes they committed under UK Law. More …

Mother jailed for faking child illnesses

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Fiona Hamilton, Crime Editor of the Times recently reported on the case of a mother who forced her own children to have unnecessary surgery, as part of a fraudulent £375,000 benefits claim. More …

Professor Alexis Jay appointed as the new head of the CSA inquiry

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News broke yesterday of the appointment of Professor Alexis Jay to head the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Professor Jay will replace Dame Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand lawyer who resigned from the chair of the Inquiry this week. More …

Can Mandatory Reporting change England’s culture of cover-ups?

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Has the culture in England contributed to the cover-up of high profile child abuse cases? If you are a survivor of abuse and would like advice please call our team all information will be treated with the strictest of confidence. More …