Abuse Claims

Liam Goggin

Partner, Head of Abuse Claims


Liam works as the Head of the Department in Abuse Claims at Simpson Millar.

Professional Biography

In this role, he oversees a team of experienced abuse lawyers and is a part of our Leadership Team. His primary focus is on Child Abuse Claims, and he handles cases against schools, local authorities, religious and charitable organisations, private companies, and notably cases for individuals who have been criminally convicted of offences. Liam recognises this as a complicated and unique area of the law, representing clients from various walks of life. Liam is also responsible for supervising the department’s Legal Aid contract. He leads every case with immense passion and care, ensuring justice for his clients. Since October 2022, Liam has been a Trustee for THL (Trust House Lancashire), supporting individuals affected by sexual violence or abuse. Although he does not hold a specific role on the board, his extensive legal experience is a valued asset to the organisation.

Case Studies / Notable Cases

Liam has a proven track record in his field. Among his notable cases was a group action case against a local council, involving over 20 claimants, which resulted in a collective compensation of more than £300k. Additionally, he has represented clients in claims against professional football clubs and pursued individuals to the extent of enforcing judgements against their assets. In 2022, Liam also played an active role in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Many people value his expertise, leading to appearances on national television and interviews with journalists to discuss the work of his team, as well as issues related to his cases.

Outside of his legal commitments, he has a background in semi-professional football, having played for Colne Football Club in the North West Counties Premier Football League. Today, he remains engaged with the sport by managing and playing for a local football club.

Liam is a key figure and expert in the Abuse Department at Simpson Millar. With a history of notable successes and a consistent commitment to his clients, he demonstrates deep dedication to his work. His leadership achievements further underline his professional capabilities and his love for football reflects his energy and spirit. Liam's expertise, leadership, and dedication make him an essential ally for those in need of justice.

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