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High Court Voyeurism Claims Settled

Time icon 18 September 2017 | Person icon Phillip Gower

Claims settled against Bristol based school after teacher found to be filming students.

Thousands Of Children Investigated Over Sexting

Time icon 12 July 2017 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Thousands of children have been questioned by police over their involvement in the exchanging of explicit photos

Appeal For Witnesses Of Abuse At School In Surrey

Time icon 22 June 2017 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Abuse solicitor calls for witnesses to come forward over abuse reported at a boarding school in Surrey.

Lawyer Recognised For A Lifetime Of Seeking Justice For Child Abuse Victims

Time icon 12 June 2017 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Child abuse solicitor, Peter Garsden, pick up prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at The Claims Management Awards.

Abuse Law Expert Calls For Creation Of Compensation Fund For Sports Abuse Victims

Time icon 23 March 2017 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Head of Abuse Law at Simpson Millar, Peter Garsden, is calling for the establishment of a compensation fund for victims of abuse at football clubs

IICSA Internal Review Avoids Key Questions

Time icon 19 December 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

After a turbulent two years, the public inquiry into historic child abuse will not scale back its scope

Police Accused Of Sexual Exploitation

Time icon 14 December 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Abuse law expert Peter Garsden responds to a damning report that suggested police officers are using their position to sexually exploit vulnerable people

Eliminating Domestic Abuse – The Femicide Census

Time icon 9 December 2016 | Person icon Simpson Millar LLP

How will the Femicide Census end domestic abuse against women and girls? Simpson Millars Partner in Family Law investigates the new Womens Aid initiative.

Further Abuse Inquiry Resignation Raises Questions Over Future

Time icon 18 November 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

After a third lawyer has resigned from the abuse inquiry in quick succession, Simpson Millars Head of Abuse Law questions those at the top of the IICSA

Simpson Millar's Manchester Office Welcomes Cheadle Hulme Team

Time icon 28 October 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Simpson Millar's Cheadle Hulme team will be joining colleagues in their large Manchester base, located on Talbot Road

Government Consultation On Mandatory Reporting Stops Taking Responses

Time icon 13 October 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

With a government consultation on mandatory reporting of child abuse due to close, a leading Child Abuse solicitor for Simpson Millar discusses the topic

Government Consultation Into Child Abuse Closes

Time icon 13 October 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

The day before consultation ended, abuse lawyer Peter Garsden of Simpson Millar gave evidence to the Labour Party Committee on mandatory reporting

Leading Abuse Lawyer Commends The Work Of Suspended Counsel Ben Emmerson

Time icon 29 September 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

After the suspension of Ben Emmerson QC by the IICSA, a leading abuse lawyer representing victims involved in the inquiry has spoken out about the move

Former IICSA Chair Claims Inquiry Is Too Big To Uncover The Truth

Time icon 8 September 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

After her resignation as Chairwoman last month, Dame Lowell Goddard has warned that there are inherent problems in the scale and size of the IICSA

Study Evaluates How Sexual Assault Hotlines Are Used

Time icon 22 August 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

A study has tried to establish how sexual assault hotlines are used; in response Abuse Law experts at Simpson Millar evaluate the benefits of such services

Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) Appoints New Chair

Time icon 15 August 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

The IICSA acted fast to appoint a new Chair after the resignation of Dame Goddard, with Professor Alexis Jay becoming the fourth Chair of the abuse inquiry

Goddard Resigns From Abuse Inquiry – Why?

Time icon 8 August 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

Lol Goddard, the judge in charge of the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) has resigned from her post after just 15 months.

Action Required Now On Child Abuse Helpline

Time icon 25 July 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

A leading child abuse lawyer has called for the urgent launch of a dedicated helpline for frontline public sector staff to report suspicions of child abuse

Teenage Girls Jailed For Kidnapping A Toddler

Time icon 22 July 2016 | Person icon Peter Garsden

In a harrowing case of child abduction, 2 teenage girls, aged 13 and 14, pleaded guilty to kidnapping a toddler from Primark in Newcastle.

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