Paul Tyler talking to Granada Report’s Ashley Derricott about the sexual and physical abuse he suffered whilst in the care of children’s homes ran by Manchester City Council in the 1970s. Paul agreed to speak out to ensure other victims don’t miss the May deadline for claiming damages.
Commenting on the recent high court decision, lead solicitor Peter Garsden said: “The decision to impose a cut off date now by the High Court was against what we were arguing on behalf of the victims. The Court decided to side with the Council. I was opposed to the idea because new Claimants are continuing to come forward in a steady stream. It is unfair that an arbitrary date has been set for 3 months hence. We have, however, to abide by the Court’s decision. It is very important that as much publicity as possible is given to this announcement because the Court also decided to prohibit any paid advertising, presumably to save the costs for the Council, who are having to foot the bill. If enough new Claimants come forward then we can make an application to the Court to put the date back even further.”