Doctor Myles Bradbury has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for abusing young cancer patients

Doctor Myles Bradbury has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for abusing young cancer patients. He admitted 25 offences, including assault, voyeurism and possessing more than 16,000 indecent images. The CPS described Mr Bradbury's abuse of his patients as "one of the worst cases of a breach of trust" it had prosecuted. Charles Derham, specialist child abuse solicitor for Verisona Law, comments that this was a terrible betrayal of trust for these young cancer victims at their most vulnerable time. It was the bravery of one victim who told his carer about the abuse, which led to Bradbury’s crimes coming to light. Bradbury abused patients in the course of his employment working as a haematologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital inC ambridge, which falls under the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Therefore the Trust can be held accountable for the abusive actions of its employee considering the abuse was clearly closely connected to his employment. Bradbury held a high position caring for these children who were seriously ill. Their parents trusted Bradbury to provide treatment, guidance, and support, but Bradbury reprehensibly abused this trust. The Guardian confirms Detective superintendent Gary Ridgway, from Cambridgeshire Police is encouraging victims to contact police. Ridgway said: It would be naive to assume that we know the full scale of what he did. Sadly it seems there may be further victims to come forward. It is unclear from current news reports whether Bradbury worked for other hospitals/trusts, giving him access to other vulnerable children. Victims may be entitled to compensation for the abuse that they suffered, including physical and mental injury. Victims should not hesitate in seeking our assistance for advice and support at such a difficult time.


Charles has considerable specialist experience in pursuing claims for compensation for those who have been abused in childhood. His specific expertise means that he is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for his work which has taken him all over the world including, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

He is also recognised for his significant involvement in the high profile litigation against St Georges School (Anglemoss Limited) and Cyntwell High School. These cases involved a staggering number of individuals who pursued those responsible whom despite heavily defending the claims brought against them settled by way of out of court settlements.

Charles regularly features in local and national press and he is often asked to provide his professional opinion and commentary on relevant abuse law issues and developments on radio and television broadcasts. Such broadcasts include BBC South Today, BBC Wales, ITV and ITN News.

Charles is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

You can follow Charles on Twitter and Facebook.

Charles obtained his Law degree at Kingston University, before successfully completing his Legal Practice Course. He trained and qualified with Verisona Law beginning his specialism in the field of child abuse claims. He received his higher rights of Audience in 2012 making him one of the youngest Solicitor-Advocates in the country who is able to represent his clients in the High Court. Charles is head of the abuse team who collectively have secured compensation for hundreds of victims of abuse.

He began diversifying in to other aspects of abuse law and his team are one of the very few in the country who specialise in claims against social services.

He is involved in complex group action litigation and also represents a number of individuals and who are pursuing private companies, local authorities and perpetrators in pursuit of their justice.

Charles has strong contacts with some of the most prominent barristers who advise on abuse claims including a number of QC’s. He also has robust connections with highly qualified expert witnesses he instructs in support of those who he represents.

  • Child abuse claims
  • Claims against social services
  • Complex/Catastrophic Clinical Negligence claims

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