Legal advice

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Pursuing legal action

You may find some of the following legal resources and information helpful when considering legal action against the person who abused you.
 

  • If you contacted the police prior to 5 June 2013 to report child sexual abuse and you were advised either through a police or CPS decision that there would be no further action, you can appeal this decision. This leaflet to explains how to appeal Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel Leaflet. If you reported to the police after 5 June 2013, you can appeal via the Victims’ Right to Review scheme.


  • The Scottish government has recently amended its legislation around time limits relating to childhood abuse.  There is no longer a time bar on childhood abuse claims for compensation in the civil courts.  If you were abused as a child in Scotland and are thinking about making a claim for compensation, please read this helpful advice.
  • 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 www.lawsociety.org.uk

Enable Law

03303 116772

www.enablelaw.com

Email gw@enablelaw.com

Gary Walker

Irwin Mitchell

0870 1500 100

www.irwinmitchell.com

Tracey Storey

Slater and Gordon

Tel: London 020 7657 1555  or Manchester 0161 383 3135

www.slatergordon.co.uk

Richard Scorer

Bolt Burdon Kemp

020 7288 4800 or 07584 280 587

boltburdonkemp.co.uk

Email davidmcclenaghan@boltburdonkemp.co.uk

David McClenaghan

Watermans

0141 430 7055

watermans.co.uk

Email Davidadams@watermans.co.uk

David Adams

Hugh James

0330 134 7940

hughjames.com

Email alan.collins@hughjames.com

Alan Collins

Leigh Day

020 7650 1200

leighday.co.uk

Email amillar@leighday.co.uk

Alison Millar

Ramsdens


0113 8871834

Ramsdens

Email natalie.marrison@ramsdens.co.uk

Natalie Marrison

 

 

 

 

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