Child Abuse Compensation Law

Jim acts on behalf of sexually abused children and vulnerable persons in claims against employers, local authorities and institutions. He has been instructed as junior counsel in numerous cases and has also assisted senior members of chambers in relation to a high-profile group litigation.

Selected Cases

  • CN & GN v. Poole Borough Council [2019] UKSC 25: Led by Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC in case considering whether local authorities owe any duty at common law to children at risk of harm.
  • Sexual abuse by a secondary school teacher upon a pupil.
  • Sexual assault of a work experience student by a company employee.
  • A local authority’s failure to intervene in a case involving the repeated sexual abuse of children within a family home.
  • Abuse by a class teacher upon a primary school pupil.
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