Wednesday, 27 September 2017 / Published in Abuse News
Child Abuse Solicitor Peter Garsden of national law firm Simpson Millar has secured £500,000 in compensation for his client, a 61 year old female who as a child endured many years of sexual and physical abuse. The case was heard against convicted child abuser Jeffrey Lake at Burnley Crown Court on 7th September 2017.  The
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 / Published in Abuse News
County Durham based paedophile, Paul Leighton, has been arrested and jailed for 16 years for child sex abuse charges. He had never met his abuse victims. This particular case demonstrates the need of the evolution of understanding in the law for online child sex abuse. Lead Abuse solicitor, Peter Garsden, explains the case and provides
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 / Published in Abuse News
According to law, the legal age of consent for sexual intercourse is 16. Despite this, 700 cases of child sex abuse brought to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) have been denied compensation as they are said to have ‘given consent’ to the sexual activities. Specialist  Child Abuse solicitor, Peter Garsden, investigates the legal loophole
Friday, 11 August 2017 / Published in Abuse News
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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) is evidence of the extent of child sex abuse that occurred in the past, but how does it even begin to happen? The IICSA are investigating not only what happened but how. Peter Garsden, Manchester-based Abuse solicitor, explains the true meaning of grooming and what to do