Peter Garsden – Solicitor, Abuse department

Peter Garsden

Peter Garsden has been a solicitor since 1981 and is Head of the Child Abuse Department at Simpson Millar, which is one of the largest dedicated abuse compensation departments in the country.  Peter has been working for victims of abuse since he set up the abuse department  in 1994.

In 1997 Peter helped to set up ACAL (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers), a Claimant based organisation of compensation abuse lawyers dedicated to raising the standards of advice through training and support, of which he is now President.

Peter’s clients have said they admire his hard work and determination.

Career highlights

Winning Lifetime Achievement Award at the Claims Management Awards in 2017,  Solicitor of the Year (Private Practise) at the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2015, Lawyer of the Year at the QualitySolicitor Awards (2014), Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards in 2011 and 2013, and in the same year winning Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year.

Client feedback

“Nothing can change the past, but hopefully I can now look to the future.  Mr Garsden and his team have been amazing and I’m so grateful to everyone for their kindness, patience and excellent advice.  I’m so pleased that I finally took the first step on the road to justice”.

Anon, Lancashire

“I cannot praise the whole staff highly enough.  Peter has been a great help and support since the start of the case”.

John Hastie, Manchester

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