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Husband and wife sentenced for 34 offences in respect of the abuse of young girls

Claire Harden-Frost prosecuted the couple who were charged with offences against children. 

Dean Edmunds was convicted of 28 offences including offences of three offences of rape of a child under 13.  In total he sexually abused four children.  He also encouraged…

Edwin Buckett settles sex abuse claim against Consultant Psychiatrist

The Claimant, between the ages of 16 and 19, suffered sexual abuse during the course of consultations with Dr Andrew Clayton (Consultant Psychiatrist) employed by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the 1990s. The consultations were all unchaperoned and Dr Clayton perpetuated…

Emily Verity successfully prosecutes case of devastating abuse

N was sentenced to 25 years for sexually abusing his step daughter when she was aged between 10 and 12, in a gross breach of trust. The trial judge paid tribute to the victim’s courage in describing how the abuse from her…

Natasha Partos on Cost Budgets – unrealistic budgets found to be an abuse of the cost process

On 12th May 2017 The Hon. Mr Justice Coulson handed down his judgement in Findcharm Limited & Churchill Group Limited [2017] EWHC 1108 (TCC).

Findcharm Limited operated a restaurant within the Churchill Hotel in London. In November 2014 there was a gas…

Mother fabricates allegations of physical and sexual abuse against father in local authority care case

Emily Verity has successfully established that serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse made against a father in a local authority care case were entirely fabricated by the mother.

Following medical complications arising from his mother’s pregnancy, A, a boy, was…

Tom Goodhead settles historic sexual abuse claim for £125,000

A woman in her 50s has received £125,000 following settlement of a historic sexual abuse claim. The woman contacted solicitors following publicity surrounding historical child abuse. As a teenager, she engaged in a sexual relationship with a senior member of staff at…

‘Evil’ scoutmaster sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment for grooming and sexually abusing cubs and scouts

James Thacker prosecuted AA, a scoutmaster of 11 years, who groomed and sexually abused at least 7 young boys when aged between 9 and 13 years who were cubs and scouts. He carried out his ‘appalling and evil’ pattern of offences…

Claire Harden-Frost prosecutes dangerous paedophile who escaped justice in 1992 and continued to commit offences until 2017

A jury sitting at Harrow Crown Court found AT guilty of committing at least 36 serious sexual offences against 4 children over a 30 year period. Thompson had been reported to the police by one of his victims as long ago as…

25 years’ imprisonment for most depraved and horrific sex offender

James Thacker prosecuted GS who sexually abused his biological sister between 1967 and 1976 when he was aged between 12 and 21 and she was aged between 4 and 13. The defendant went on to physically, racially and sexually abuse his…

Jake Richards writes on ‘Local Authorities and children in foster care: vicarious liability’

A Claimant is sexually abused as a child by foster parents with whom they were placed while in the care of a Defendant Local Authority. Both sides accepted that the Local Authority had not been negligent in the selection of the foster…

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