Justin Levinson has a specialist personal injury practice focusing on compensation claims arising out of childhood sexual abuse. He is recognised to have particular expertise in claims against the Catholic Church and other religious institutions, having been in most of the leading cases in this area. He also has considerable experience of claims against care homes, schools, social services departments and youth groups. Recently, he represented claimants in what is thought to be the first case of alleged sexual assault by an Uber driver in the UK.

Justin was named one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 lawyers of 2020

He has acted in high profile litigation including:

  • Douglas Slade
  • Jimmy Savile
  • Rolf Harris
  • Stuart Hall
  • Max Clifford
  • Fred Talbot
  • Cyril Smith

He is experienced with claims arising out of the below areas:

  • Abuse in football and other sports
  • Abuse in therapy
  • Abuse in the Scouts
  • Abuse in the cadets
  • Abuse in schools
  • Abuse in youth clubs
  • Abuse in the family
  • Abuse at Haut de la Garenne and other Jersey institutions
  • Abuse abroad
  • Abuse over the internet
  • Child sexual exploitation
  • Abuse in detention centres and young offenders’ institutions
  • Emotional abuse and neglect
Child Abuse Compensation Law

Justin Levinson discusses vicarious liability in the context of child abuse compensation claims in Radio 4’s Unreliable Evidence programme - Dec 2012

The recording is available here.

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