The abuse claim solicitors at Farleys have been practicing in this area of law for over 20 years and are recognised as UK leaders in this field. Here is a selection of recent cases we have successfully concluded on behalf of clients.
Jonathan Bridge of Farleys Abuse Department specialises in claims following abuse by paedophile gangs and has represented many Rochdale vict...
Over the last few weeks we have seen various reports and stories of teenagers being groomed and abused by gangs of men. The drama “Three ...
Farleys specialist abuse law solicitors were instructed in 2012 by three siblings who had suffered horrendous abuse at the hands of their st...
Expert abuse solicitors at Farleys settled a claim on behalf of Client J. This case is believed to be the biggest ever award against a Counc...
Client D was born in the North of England in 1991. He was born to parents who not only neglected him but also subjected him to physical viol...
Client D was born in 1997. He suffered neglect and physical abuse with a suggestion of sexual abuse during his childhood. It was alleged th...
Farleys' specialist abuse law department acted on behalf of Client N, who was a pupil at a Lancashire School in the late 1980s. As a 14 yea...
Farleys abuse solicitors were instructed on behalf of Client S to apply for a review of the sexual abuse case that she had suffered as a chi...
Client B contacted Farleys as a result of abuse that she suffered during childhood. She had a difficult start in life. She never knew her f...
Client J instructed Farleys’ specialist abuse solicitors having suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a housemaster whilst at school. T...
Farleys were approached by the Official Solicitor in 2012 to act on behalf of 2 children who had suffered terrible neglect during childhood....
We also have extensive experience in pursuing historic abuse claims, some where the abuse has taken place decades before the victims have been able to come forward and talk about their experiences. Examples of these cases can be found below.
Client M consulted the specialist abuse team at Farleys five years ago having suffered serious sexual abuse between the ages of 9 and 14 at ...
Client W instructed Farleys Solicitors in relation to a claim following abuse at Stonecross School in Cumbria. The abuse was at the hands of a member of staff and took place in the late 1970’s. The abuser was ultimately convicted by a Criminal Court which helped us overcome difficulties with limitation.
A letter of claim was forwarded to the Council in their capacity as employers of the abuser at the time the abuse took place.
Work was carried out to corroborate the claim including correspondence with the Police and possible witnesses.
Client W had suffered a significant psychiatric injury as a result of the abuse which has had an effect on his earning capacity. Various offers from the Defendants were rejected before the claim was eventually settled without the need for proceedings being issued in the sum of £95,000.
We were instructed by Client D in relation to a claim of historic sexual abuse. The perpetrator of the abuse had not been convicted of any offence and the alleged abuse had taken place more than 20 years ago.
At first instance the CICA refused to make Client D any award on the basis that her application should have been submitted within 2 years of the abuse or of reaching adulthood.
We submitted a successful review application and secured a settlement offer of £16,000.00. We did not believe that this was acceptable for what the Claimant had been through and obtained medical evidence in support of her case. We submitted a full appeal supported by medical evidence and the matter was listed for a final hearing. We invited the Tribunal to reconsider their position prior to the hearing resulting in them making an increased award to the Claimant of £72,000.00. This case study shows that with the right support, claims for historic abuse can succeed, even when there was no conviction and where at first instance the CICA refused to make any award.
Farleys Solicitors were instructed by Client D after she found us via the internet. Client D, who lives in Norwich, contacted Farleys in relation to abuse she had suffered at the hands of her grandfather between the ages of 8 and 10. Client D was 30 years of age and this was an historic abuse claim where the incidents took place over 20 years ago.
The abuse included indecent assault and attempted rape and had had a profound psychological effect on the client throughout her life.
Our abuse claim solicitors pursued the claim on the client’s behalf and overcame arguments raised in relation to limitation. Corroboratory evidence was obtained in the form of medical records and Witness Statements. The abuser’s assets were traced and the sum of £50,000.00 in damages was eventually recovered following the sale of the Defendant’s property.
Farleys has successfully achieved a £25,000 compensatory award for Client K who was abused as a child by her uncle. Despite the fact that the abuse took place approximately 15 years ago, Farleys were successful in obtaining evidence to corroborate the claimant’s case. Favorable medical evidence was obtained which confirmed the ongoing psychiatric after effects of the abuse and resulted in the uncle paying £25,000 in compensation to our client, together with her full costs of proceeding with the claim.
Child D suffered neglect together with emotional and physical abuse as a child. She was raised by her stepfather and his partner and alleged that there were many occasions when the local Social Services Department were made aware of the risks posed to her and failed to intervene to protect her.
As a result of the abuse the Claimant suffered psychiatric injury and attempted suicide. Medical evidence suggested some ongoing psychiatric injury into adulthood as a result of the childhood abuse.
Farleys received instructions on behalf of child D to bring a claim against the Social Services Department who admitted liability at an early stage in proceedings.
Following negotiation settlement of child D’s claim was achieved in the sum of £35,000.
Farleys successfully pursued a compensation claim for £54,000 against Lancashire County Council following abuse which took place over 30 years ago. Our client, Mr H, suffered abuse of a sexual nature at the hands of his social worker when he was only 12 years old.
After an initial settlement of £35,000 was rejected, a £54,000 out of Court settlement was reached.
Farleys acted on behalf of Client M who brought a claim as a result of abuse suffered decades earlier as a child at the hands of her stepfather. Despite potential limitation difficulties, Farleys successfully pursued a claim on Client M’s behalf, securing an award of £45,000.00 for the pain and suffering she endured whilst being abused as a child and as a result of the long term effects this abuse had upon her and her potential career.
Farleys acted on behalf of a client who suffered historic child abuse at the age of 8 at the hands of a neighbour. The perpetrator was located and it was established that he would be financially able to compensate our client.
An award of £65,000 was secured for the client as a result of the pain and suffering she had experienced some 15 years earlier and the long term effects the abuse had had on her future career prospects. The client hopes that this compensation can go some way in assisting her to finally close that chapter of her life.
Farleys has successfully achieved a £17,000 compensatory award for Client C who was abused as a child by her father. Client C was repeatedly raped and physically abused in her childhood. Despite the fact that the abuse took place over 15 years ago, Farleys were successful in obtaining evidence to corroborate the claimant’s case. Favorable medical evidence was obtained which confirmed the ongoing psychiatric after effects of the abuse and resulted in the compensation to our client.
In this case, Farleys were successful in not only recovering damages for the sexual assaults but also an additional sum for the physical assaults that had taken place during the Claimant’s childhood.
Farleys Solicitors acted in a claim under Article 8 of The Human Rights Act for a child who had been removed from his parent’s care at birth without reasonable grounds. The Defendant alleged that past conduct of the parents was sufficient to justify the removal. Farleys successfully argued that the infant Claimant should not have been removed and that there were insufficient grounds for Social Services to intervene.
The parties were separated for a period of approximately 10 months after the Claimant’s birth although there was daily contact between parents and child during this period. Taking into account the various recent authorities from the European Court of Human Rights, Farleys were successful in negotiating a settlement of £10,000.00 to be split jointly between the Claimant and his mother.
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