Jimmy Savile mentioned during the investigations of abuse at Haut de La Garenne

During the three year inquiry into the Haut la Garenne home allegations emerged about the TV legend. He was accused of an indecent assault on a youngster in the 1970s but police said there was insufficient evidence. With the recent media coverage in relation to Jimmy Savile, it begs the question do matters need to be investigated again? I would aruge that the Police need to look at matters as a whole and appreciate the overwhelming evidence that is now building in relation to these allegations.

Those who were abused by Jimmy Savile are entitled to seek justice for what they have suffered and there would appear to be substantial corroboration as well as eye witnesses to some allegations. His estate is currently being processed and it is understood that currently his possessions are being auctioned off totalling millions of pounds, over seven million to be precise. There may be parties facing potential claims against them in respect of the alleged abuse. If you would like to discuss matters with me please get in contact Charles Derham crd@verisona.com 02392492472


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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