Specialist abuse lawyers, Cheadle Hulme based Simpson Millar, have announced that they have secured £739,000 in compensation for clients in civil abuse cases in the year ending 2013.
Peter Garsden, Managing Partner of Simpson Millar has devoted the last 19 years of his professional life to supporting the victims of child abuse and has been the lead solicitor in over 25 different group actions involving over 100 claimants. In 2007 the firm secured compensation for 168 individuals in a group action against Manchester City Council amounting to nearly £2, 260,000.
Managing Partner Peter Garsden said:
My team and I get a great deal of satisfaction from knowing that we are helping some of the most damaged and vulnerable members of our society achieve the justice they deserve.”
One client who wishes to remain anonymous said: “I feel that the firm helped me greatly not only in winning my case but helping me face up to my abusers.”
In 2013 the firm won Small Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards.