Leading child abuse solicitor Peter Garsden has welcomed the personal apology given by the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby , to a survivor of church abuse who wrote 17 letters seeking help and redress but who didn’t receive a response. The Guardian newspaper reports that three bishops have also urged the Church of England’s insurance company
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
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
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
Of the 13 strands of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA), the English Benedictine Congregation and other Roman Catholic religious orders make up a single strand. It was revealed in April 2017 that Ampleforth College, in Yorkshire, would provide a case study for investigations into other institutions, but what happened at the college?
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse is currently investigating the extent to which institutions have failed to protect children. The inquiry is carrying out 13 separate investigations into historical abuse within various institutions. One of these investigations includes looking into the Child Migrant Programme that took place between 1920 and 1978. This involved the
As brave abuse survivors continue to come forward following the conviction of Robin Carter, Peter Garsden – Child Abuse Solicitor – calls for witnesses to provide information. In April 2017, Robin Carter of Westmeston, now in his 70s, was convicted of 10 counts of indecent assault against boys aged between 10 and 12 years old.
Manchester based Child Abuse Solicitor, Peter Garsden, has spent the last 22 years of his professional life supporting survivors of child abuse. His efforts have not been missed. He has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the Claims Management Awards. The Claims Management Awards was set up to celebrate the successes of those organisations
Following the first day of public hearings into the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, claims have been made that the UK’s leading children’s charity, Barnardo’s purposefully and systematically destroyed files that contained evidence needed to bring abuse claims against them. Leading Abuse Solicitor, Peter Garsden, looks into the claims and discusses what this should mean for future
In a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England it has been alleged that victims of child sex abuse are being let down by the very systems and procedures that are designed to protect them from harm. The findings highlighted that warning signs are being missed, investigations are being delayed unnecessarily and, perhaps most concerning