Strengthened sex offences guidelines have been welcomed by Slater & Gordon Abuse Lawyer Jessica Standley who told BBC Breakfast the changes will “make a huge difference” to victims.
“Victims need to have confidence in the criminal justice system and I think the effect that the offence has…
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on December 12, 2013 — Defero Law
Child Abuse Lawyer Liz Dux was interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive programme last night discussing Stuart Hall's guilty plea in relation to historic sex abuse charges.
Stuart Hall has been charged with 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls, including one as young as nine between 1967 and 1985.
Liz Dux discussed how more victims are coming forward, and how the…
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on May 3, 2013 — Defero Law
The North Wales victims are yet another sad example of the difficulties victims of sexual child abuse face in speaking out and making an allegation. Despite a police investigation and judicial enquiry which took place the 1990s, victims still struggled to find the confidence to speak out.
The challenges facing victims emerged in the HMIC report into the Savile cases which highlighted that many victims had reported the abuse to various organisations in the…
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on May 1, 2013 — Defero Law
It has recently been reported that as we enter into the darker months, with the days getting shorter and weather deteriorating, there has been an increase in reported Domestic Violence and abuse cases: "…Read More
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on October 16, 2012 — Defero Law
Do parents have a right to know, if accused of Child Abuse, the nature and source of the allegation?
That was the question before the Court of Appeal recently, in the case of Re J (A Child: Disclosure)  EWCA Civ 1204.
The proceedings concerned a ten-year-old girl, A. Her parents…Read More
Added by Slater & Gordon Lawyers on October 3, 2012 — Defero Law