Sexual and Physical Abuse Claims

For free legal advice call our Abuse Claims Solicitors and we will help you. Ask about Legal Aid or if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

When you're ready to talk, we're ready to listen

When you’ve suffered any kind of sexual or physical abuse, it can take a long time before you feel ready to talk about it. Reporting abuse can take a lot of courage, so when you're ready to talk, we're ready to listen.

Our specialist team of Abuse Claims Solicitors are compassionate, understanding, and easy to talk to. We’ll handle your case with the sensitivity it deserves, offering you help and support throughout the whole process. We can provide you with details of support organisations and survivors groups who are specialists in providing support to abuse survivors.

We have helped many survivors bring a successful claim even if the abuse happened many years ago, allowing them to get the closure and justice they deserve.

Our Abuse Team have been helping survivors of abuse for more than 30 years and can help you take the first steps towards making a civil claim or criminal injuries claim.

Contact us for free confidential advice. Legal Aid may be available, depending on your financial situation or we could deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. Just ask us for details.

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Simpson Millar Solicitors - We Are Here To Help You

Whenever you're ready to share your experience, we're here to listen with empathy and understanding. If you are a victim or survivor of abuse, our team is here to help you. Our expert abuse solicitors will guide you through the entire process, aiming to help you achieve the justice you deserve, regardless of when the abuse occurred. We may even be able to handle your case on a no-win, no-fee basis. Please feel free to contact our team for confidential advice.

Why Choose Simpson Millar?

We care about our clients and support them to get the justice they deserve

  • Access to Support Networks

    We can introduce you to a large network of support and survivor groups who can offer help and support, wherever you are in the UK

  • We are specialists

    We are specialists in Abuse Claims and are experts in getting compensation for recent or historic sexual abuse

  • Helping take away the Stress

    We’ll do everything we can to make sure your claim is as stress-free as possible

  • We speak in plain English

    We’ll give you clear, straightforward legal advice with no legal jargon

  • Everything is Confidential

    We’re bound by a strict duty of confidentiality, so nothing you say will be revealed to anyone without your consent

  • A personal team

    Same dedicated and experienced team throughout your claim.

  • Members of ACAL

    Our expert team are all members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)

  • We fight for abuse survivors

    We’re active campaigners for the rights of abuse survivors throughout England and Wales

Working With NAPAC

  • "Simpson Millar are great … the team are all really supportive of survivors and easy to talk to as well, they’ll break down the ‘legal speak’ and make the process accessible"

    Kim Bond

    Head of Development at the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

What our clients are saying

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How we helped a client with their abuse claim

Our client was sexually abused over a two-year period by his mother’s partner. He suffered serious psychological problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result. His abuser wasn’t successfully prosecuted, so he tried making a compensation claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

He was offered £6,600 in compensation, but he believed this was far too low. He spoke to one of our Child Abuse Solicitors and we took on his case. We gathered evidence including an independent report from a consultant psychiatrist which led to him being awarded more than £80,000 in compensation.

Our clients tells us about their experience

  • "When I very first came to you, I was so confused, scared, worried, fearful, not understanding things very clearly. I was made to feel very understood, relaxed, at ease in a place where my complaint would be understood."

    Mr. W


  • "I am really pleased with Nathalie. She went above and beyond what I would have expected the service of a Solicitor to be. She was superb. I have no complaints about the service at all. It was all spot on and Nathalie made a very stressful situation as easy to handle as possible."

    Miss J Walden


  • "Really pleased with the service I received from Nathalie Swanwick, she goes beyond and above whats expected to keep you informed of the progress of your case and to fight for the best outcome. Keeps in regular contact and does not charge for every minute she talks to you like some greedy unscrupulous solicitors that are only in it for the money. Knows the law well and has a no nonsense approach would definitely use again."



  • "Thank you Nathalie, Amna and the team who dealt with my case. They were very professional from day one, discreet, friendly and very informative. My case was resolved very fast."



  • "Professional, diligent and considerate To leave a review for Simpson Millar is no easy task. The instructions given to their team were from events that happened decades ago. Yet with great patience and professionalism I was afforded the opportunity to right wrongs. This team is hugely experienced, diligent and above all compassionate to your situation - this makes facing the hurdles of the legal process less burdensome and manageable - no matter how difficult you think it will be. Excellent communications - even over protracted periods of inactivity from other parties. I would recommend this team wholeheartedly. Thank you Simpson Millar and especially deep thanks to N.Swanwick Solicitor (Abuse Department)"

    H. Stewart


FAQs about Sexual and Physical Abuse Claims

Making a civil claim, also known as taking legal action, can’t take away the suffering you’ve experienced, but there are many reasons why you might want to consider making a civil claim.

  • Legal action can help you accept that what happened to you wasn’t your fault, particularly if criminal prosecutions are unsuccessful or not possible.
  • Compensation can help you to get treatment, such as counselling, and help you start to rebuild your life.
  • Public bodies can learn from previous failings allowing them to act responsibly and to protect vulnerable people in the future.
  • Coming forward and speaking about sexual or physical abuse can lead to changes in the law, and hopefully mean others don’t have to suffer in the same way.
  • You may be able to be compensated for the abuse you have suffered.

There are generally four options for paying for your legal costs:

  • Legal Aid – this is means tested, so will depend on your financial situation
  • No Win, No Fee agreement
  • Legal Expenses Insurance – this is usually an addition to a home or motor insurance policy
  • Paying the legal costs yourself

We’ll discuss these options with you before you start your claim and help you choose an option that suits you.

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