Child Abuse Solicitors

For free legal advice call our Child Abuse 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.

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Helping survivors of child abuse

Talking about physical or sexual abuse you suffered as a child takes bravery and courage. But many of our clients tell us that they feel better after having a completely confidential conversation with one of our specialist Child Abuse Solicitors.

Most tell us that making a claim for historic child abuse isn’t about money. It’s about getting justice, making sure abuse doesn’t remain hidden, getting the support you need and finding peace after many years of suffering. Coming forward can also help to improve current processes, and put changes in place that prevent other children from suffering abuse in the future.

We’ll do everything we can to make the whole process as easy as possible for you.

Contact us for a free case assessment, and we’ll talk to you about how we can help you. Ask about whether you qualify for Legal Aid or if we can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Why Choose Simpson Millar?

  • Specialist Solicitors

    Our Abuse Solicitors are experts who understand this extremely complex area of law and can make the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible

  • We want to open up the law

    We're transparent about the law and will always speak to you in a clear and concise way.

  • Accredited Lawyers

    We’re members of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL) and we subscribe to its code of conduct

  • Upfront about Legal Costs

    We’ll discuss legal costs in advance and talk you through a No Win, No Fee agreement.

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Working With Specialist Organisations

  • "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)

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FAQs About Child Abuse Claims

An Application should be made to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). If you were an adult when the abuse occurred your application should be made to the CICA within 2 years of the date of the incident or period of abuse if there was more than a single incident. In exceptional circumstances the CICA may extend the time limit.

If the abuse occurred when you were a child under the age of 18 and the abuse was reported before you reached 18, you have until your 20th birthday to make the application to the CICA.

If the abuse was reported after you reached the age of 18, you have two years to make an application to the CICA from the date the abuse was reported to the police.

We are regularly successful in persuading the CICA that there are exceptional circumstances and that the claim should be allowed out of time.

The CICA will consider extending time limits where it can be shown that there were exceptional reasons the application could not have been made any earlier. Usually because there is medical or psychiatric reasons why the application could not be made any earlier.

Our specialist abuse Solicitors can advise you regarding the time limits to make the claim and provide you with more information regarding making a claim out of time.

You may also be entitled to receive criminal injuries compensation in addition to an award of compensation obtained from a civil claim.

There’s no doubt that the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is essential for survivors of abuse. If you can’t access compensation through the civil courts, the Scheme is essential.

The maximum award of compensation is £500,000 under the Scheme and our specialist abuse solicitor can provide the expertise you need to maximise your award.

We act on a No Win No Fee basis and you will not have to pay our costs unless your claim is successful. If you would like to discuss this in more detail please contact one of our Abuse Solicitors for a free initial appointment.

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