Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth child abuse claims investigated

Police are investigating allegations that children were abused by a worker on two luxury unard cruise ships. The unnamed man from Wiltshire no longer works for the company, a spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police said. The abuse is alleged to have happened on the Southampton-based Queen Mary 2 and the Queen Elizabeth over five years, the Mail on Sunday reported. Cunard spokesman said it was co-operating fully with the police inquiry. It said in a statement: "We are deeply shocked by these allegations as the safety and wellbeing of our customers is of paramount importance to us. "A thorough police investigation is under way which we are supporting and co-operating with fully. "And we are working closely with the NSP to ensure that affected families and children are cared for and offered appropriate support." At this moment in time the amount of children who have made allegations is unknown. The children who make such allegations may have rise to a civil claim for damages/compensation. They will have to act soon as age dependant they may face time restrictions under the Limitation Act 1980 if they leave their claims too long. BBC News Link


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.

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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.

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

"Thank you for all your much appreciated hard work. I will truly never forget your kindness towards me. Your patience, respect and understanding at all times was beyond words. The sincere compassion shown meant more to me than words could ever express. This firm will forever hold a special place in my heart."


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