Jimmy Savile Abuse Claims

Having been contacted in recent weeks by a number of individuals who allege they were abused by the late Sir Jimmy Savile, it was with great sadness that Verisona’s Historic Abuse Team watched the BBC’s Panorama documentary that exposed even more details of this growing scandal.

Since the police confirmed that Savile’s alleged catalogue of sexual abuses could have spanned six decades, we have seen an increasing number of potential claimants finding the strength to step forward and have their cases put forward for consideration.

We are currently aware of potential claims against Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Broadmoor, Leeds General Infirmary and the BBC Corporation itself. Of particular concern are allegations from former pupils of Duncroft School, Surrey who allege Sir Jimmy Savile would sexually abuse them whilst he visited the premises.

The inquiry into alleged child abuse by Jimmy Savile is now a criminal investigation and its outcome may well strengthen any potential civil claim for compensation. It could be that the evidence of individuals yet to come forward can be linked with other group actions to ensure a successful result.

Charles Derham, Head of Verisona Law's specialist Historic Abuse Team said “The brave actions of those who have found the courage to speak out in relation to Jimmy Savile has resulted in other people now finding the strength to come forward to both offer and receive support. Many of the people who have contacted us have kept the abuse they believe they have suffered a secret for years and simply revisiting their past is proving a painful process’.

Charles Derham has extensive experience in historic sexual abuse compensation claims and helping those in need understand their legal rights.

If you or a loved one has been affected directly or indirectly by recent new, our team is available to talk in the strictest of confidence and can be contacted on 023 9244 6920 or 023 9244 6916. We understand it is a big step for someone to talk about the abuse they have suffered, so we do everything we can to make it as stress-free as possible for you to talk to us.

Please contact: Charles Derham: 023 9244 6920

E-mail: charles.derham@verisona.com

Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience of dealing with Personal Injury matters ranging from road traffic accidents to workplace injury and liability. She offers a sympathetic and professional approach to her clients’ problems and advises on funding options (including insurance and Conditional Fee Agreements.)

Her extensive knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules, skills in evidence gathering and analysis of liability and causation, and experience in risk assessment and settlement negotiation make her a valuable asset to clients and colleagues alike.

She is also a member of Verisona Law’s Historic Abuse Team and undertakes documentary analysis, work relating to case evidence and the development of legal arguments to secure successful settlements. She is fluent in German and Persian.

Lisa also has experience in Civil Litigation regarding Debt Recovery, Breach of Contract, and Insolvency Law.

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Lisa studied ‘Contract Law, European Law and Employment Law’ as part of her degree in BA (Hons) Business Administration. She has also studied other business subjects, including accounting.

Having completed her degree, Lisa started work for Verisona Law in November 1999 in the Personal Injury department as a Trainee Litigation Clerk and since then has developed extensive skills in relation to personal injury litigation and case preparation.

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