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Abuse lawyer Rachel Thain has recently recovered compensation for two former inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre for abuse they suffered there. Medomsley Detention Centre near Durham was a prison for young male offenders until the late 1980s. The institution aimed to give young offenders a ‘short, sharp, shock’ to prevent them engaging in further criminal activities. However, young men were often incarcerated for relatively minor crimes and for many it was much more than a 'short, sharp, shock'. The true horror...

Case study of a successful care home assault claim that we have recently concluded on a No Win, No Fee basis. We specialise in care home assault claims nationwide. Contact us by telephone or email for a free case assessment Abuse lawyer, Rachel Thain, was asked for help from a family in relation to an assault suffered by their mother. She was elderly and suffering from advanced dementia. Due to her age and ill health, she resided in a specialist care home. In the early...

Lawyer Elizabeth Duncan recovers compensation from the council in a teacher abuse claim. Here is the success story. N contacted us on the recommendation of his friend who our team had previously helped. Both men had been sexually abused by their teacher in the late 1970s and into the 1980s. N suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of his teacher. As well as being made to masturbate this man and being subjected to frequent sexual touching, N was raped by the...

Slee Blackwell's award winning abuse lawyer Elizabeth Duncan appeared on Charlie Taylor's breakfast show on BBC Radio Somerset this morning (24 May 2019) to discuss the case of convicted pedophile Bob Higgins. Higgins abused boys over a period of 25 years while working as a youth football coach for clubs like Southampton FC. Using his position as a 'star maker' Higgins was able to gain access to his young victims who believed he could make their dreams of becoming a professional footballer come...

Lawyer Elizabeth Duncan offers legal help for rape victims nationwide. Specialising in abuse law, Elizabeth provides a free legal advice service to rape victims on a national basis. Elizabeth is experienced in identifying the legal options open to victims to seek compensation, either through the government's CICA criminal injury compensation scheme or by making a legal claim in the county court against the attacker or any other party which has legal responsibility, such as an employer. Says Elizabeth: 'It's not just about the money. Making a...

Rachel Thain, a lawyer specialising in criminal injuries abuse claims, looks at how the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is causing victims of abuse and other violent crime to be re-traumatised. A report published by Baroness Newlove raises a number of concerns about the Ministry of Justice’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). As I lawyer specialising in criminal injuries abuse claims I have had these same concerns for a number of years. Having spoken to hundreds of people who have suffered truly awful harm, the recurring complaint is about...

If you are considering making a Jesus Army compensation claim for sexual abuse then our experienced team of specialist lawyers are here to help The Jesus Army is a controversial evangelical religious organisation which has hit the headlines in recent years following allegations of widespread sexual abuse within the organisation. Noted for its communal lifestyle the organisation appears to have provided an ideal environment for predatory adults to carry out abuse unheeded, with many of the allegations stretching back decades. We have recently concluded...

A woman who was abused as a child by a church youth worker has won her claim for compensation We have recently recovered compensation for a woman who suffered sexual abuse by a church youth worker when she was just 11 years of age. We identified the potential claim before the legal time limit was due to expire on the claimant's 21st birthday. However, the law does allow claims to be brought 'out of time' where sexual abuse is involved, so victims should not be...

A young man was sexually abused by a family 'friend' when visiting the man’s house to play computer games with his cousin. Although the abuser threatened to harm our client’s family if he informed anyone, he eventually found the courage to tell his family. As a result, the abuser was prosecuted and sentenced to 18 years in prison. Because the abuser had no money to pay his victim compensation, we suggested that an application was made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, the CICA. We made the application on a No Win,...

Claiming compensation can enable victims of rape and sexual assault to make a recovery by funding rape counselling and therapy Statistics released by the government show that between 60,000 - 90,000 people suffer a rape related assault in England and Wales each year. However, although this is a shocking statistic the true figure could be much higher as many assaults go unreported. Although women are the victims of most rape related assaults, men and children are also affected. This type of assault can be particularly traumatic for...