Legal advice

NAPAC is supported entirely by voluntary contributions. Financial arrangements with corporate organisations enable us to provide free support to survivors via our telephone line and website.


Need to talk? Call our support line for free on

0808 801 0331

Pursuing legal action

You may find some of the following legal resources and information helpful when considering legal action against your abuser.


  • Rights of Women. Free confidential legal advice by specialist women solicitors and barristers.
  • Citizens Advice. Free advice about legal and civil rights and how citizens should be treated by the police.

Legal advice

NAPAC’s telephone support lines provides a listening service to our callers.  Some callers just want to talk about their experiences and feelings.  Other callers want more specific advice about reporting to the police or seeking legal advice.

Although NAPAC itself cannot provide legal advice, we are familiar with specialist law firms who work in the area of non-recent childhood abuse and can signpost to you to these below.

If you are looking for legal advice for your particular case, then you may wish to consider getting in touch with some of the following law firms.

Please be aware that in signposting we are not ‘recommending’ a particular law firm.  We suggest that anyone wishing to seek advice from a lawyer should consult more than one firm before coming to a decision.

NAPAC cannot provide your individual information or case directly to a law firm in regard to a potential claim.  Anyone seeking legal advice must contact the law firm directly.

You may also find a local solicitor via The Law Society

Foot Anstey

01392 685 294


Gary Walker

Irwin Mitchell

0870 1500 100

Tracey Storey

Slater and Gordon

Tel: London 020 7657 1555  or Manchester 0161 383 3135

Richard Scorer



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