Sexual & Physical Abuse Claims

Our specialist abuse lawyers help many people who have suffered sexual and physical abuse. We know that compensation will not undo the experience you have suffered. It can, however, help you take the first steps to start moving on with your life, and gain the justice you deserve.

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  • “This is a really excellent personal injury team that can be regarded as one of the major players in the London claimant personal injury market.”

  • “They punch well above their weight. The quality of service they provide equals that of any of the larger top-name firms in this area.”

How Osbornes Law can help you

Osbornes Lawyers have successfully handled cases against individuals, hospitals, voluntary and other organisations.

We know how difficult it is to speak about abuse suffered, at the hands of another. Our teams here will make time to listen and give you the legal expertise, support and guidance to help you consider next steps and discuss your eligibility to make a claim.

We understand how traumatic it will be for you to discuss what has happened to you. Stephanie and her team will always treat you with great care and understanding whilst being respectful of your personal circumstances. They are trained to understand the difficulties you have faced and may be facing now, as you once again consider your situation.

The abuse you suffered may have occurred a number of years ago – you may still be able to claim. Our specialist child abuse law team have successfully helped people to claim for abuse that happened many years, even decades ago.

Our specialist expertise

Partner, Stephanie Prior leads our team dealing with abuse claims and medical negligence claims. Stephanie is a specialist child abuse lawyer skilled at gaining results and compensation for her clients. She is a member of ACAL (The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers).

A recent client we have helped

Our client (MXM) received £100,000 in relation to a historical child abuse claim arising from sexual abuse he suffered, from a family member, over a prolonged period of 8 years. The abuse had a severe impact on our client’s life and he suffered severe mental health problems as a result.

He was around ten years old, when here called sitting in a car and being told “don’t tell your mum or dad, or I will go to prison”. MXM was regularly exposed to pornography and groomed by the family member and his friends, allowing them to drive tractors, combine harvesters and his car around the farm where he lived (they were underage) and to go hunting, trapping, to use air rifles, catapults and shotguns under his supervision. In return, he was asked to give sexual favours. The abuse ended when our client reached the age of 13 years of age.
MXM eventually reported the abuse to the police in, who investigated and brought charges.

His abuser pleaded guilty in 2015 to three counts of indecent assault on a boy aged under 16, contrary to section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956. He also pleaded guilty to the same offence committed against another complainant. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to remain on the Sex Offenders Register for life. He was also made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order banning him from unsupervised contact with children under 16.

As a consequence of the abuse, MXM suffered from significant mental health problems throughout his life. As a teenager he self-harmed and in later life he has suffered from several breakdowns.
Outcome

Specialist solicitor, Stephanie Prior represented the child and gained evidence from medical experts, including psychiatrists and issued proceedings in 2017. The defendant denied all alleged assaults. The case was taken to mediation and a settlement figure of £100,000 was agreed. Compensation was paid. As a result of the abuse our client continues to suffer on-going mental health issues.

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    • Osbornes has some very well known partners, and senior lawyers. It also has real strength in depth, with a solid team of lawyers at all levels.

      Legal 500 2022

    • "Your advice has given me belief that the legal system can and does favour those who have suffered loss and injury - both physically and mentally. I hope that you continue to have a long and successful career in your field, as you have been a great listener and friend throughout proceedings."

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    • The situation was handled by your extremely competent, efficient hands - I would not hesitate to recommend Osbornes to others.

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    • "He is absolutely brilliant and is a very effective litigator for clients who don't have many options. He is very pragmatic, measured and reasonable - he appeals to common sense, which makes him an effective negotiator."

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