Former Teacher Lloyd Dennis faces 28 offences against children - Trial set for Sept 2015 - Verisona Law to attend

A FORMER primary school teacher appeared in court charged with a string of sexual offences against two schoolboys. Lloyd Dennis, 32, faces a total of 28 separate offences, including rape and sexual activity with a child. He taught at a number of primary schools across Hampshire before becoming a lecturer in health, social care and education at the Basingstoke College of Technology. Dennis, wearing a grey, round neck jumper and green chinos, appeared at Southampton Crown Court via video link and is set to face a four-day trial in September. He spoke only to confirm his name during the five minute hearing. Judge Nicholas Rowland remanded ennis, of Eastleigh, in custody and told him he will next appear before court in June for a plea and case management hearing. Dennis faces charges including the rapes of a boy under 13 and of a boy under 16, sexual assault by penetration and six counts of engaging a child in sexual activity. He also faces a number of charges of making indecent images of children and possessing indecent photos of a child. Dennis taught at a number of schools including Bishop’s Waltham Junior School and Cadland Primary School in Holbury on the outskirts of Hampshire’s New Forest. All of the schools have been informed of his arrest and contacted by police. Darren Campbell, headteacher at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, said in a statement: “The welfare of the pupils at the schools is our absolute priority. “If I, or any of my team, are notified of any concerns, they are investigated thoroughly in accordance with Children’s Services Safeguarding Guidelines.” If you or a loved one have been subject to abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.


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.

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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.

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