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. Jim has represented applications to the Lambeth Council Compensation Scheme in relation to historic abuse claims.

Selected Cases

  • CN & GN v Poole BC[2019] UKSC 25: UK Supreme Court considered the extent to which local authorities and their employees owe a common law duty to protect children from harm caused by third parties. Led by Lizanne Gumbel KC & Iain O’Donnell.
  • 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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