Our team of specialists provide market-leading expertise across all forms of abuse-related claims under public liability, professional/officials indemnity and medical malpractice policies.
With a long track-record for advising across this area, we understand that you need an expert legal team with a fundamentally practical approach to supporting you, and victims, throughout the claims process - whether negotiating a settlement, triaging a claim (to ensure only the most realistic are defended), or handling litigation. Our work covers both UK and International.
We stand out for our holistic approach to work in this field, drawing together market-leading expertise in sexual harassment, abuse, social services, human rights, child sexual exploitation, safeguarding and employment, to advise on coverage, regulatory, compliance, investigations and inquiries, as well as crisis management and recovery actions.
As the dust settles on the Supreme Court's decision in Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council, extending the liabilities of local authorities to encompass compensating children in care for abuse perpetrated by a foster parent, David Weir considers the key findings and implications.
The Supreme Court has today decided by a majority of 4-1 that a local authority can be held vicariously liable for abuse of a child committed by foster parents whilst in their care.
On 22nd June the Scottish Parliament saw this historic legislation pass Stage 3 following a unanimous vote. There will now be a four week period before the Bill is submitted for Royal Assent. It is thought that the new Act will come into force as soon as this Autumn.
Six reported cases in three months give clear judicial guidance on when the court should/should not disapply the limitation period.
Mark Fowles considers the recent judgment in JL -v- Archbishop Michael George Bowen and Scout Association  in which the Court of Appeal concluded that the trial judge had been wrong to disapply the limitation period.
Data and opponent/behaviour profiling is just one of the ways we’re leading the market, whether advising local authorities, charitable organisations, religious and faith organisations, private and public sector care homes or care providers (including fostering), schools, sports organisations, multi claimant groups or individuals.