Rydal Penrhos Independent School, Colwyn Bay

Police confirm 1970s abuse allegation at Rydal School, olwyn Bay North Wales Police have confirmed that an allegation of abuse has been made by a former pupil at a school in onwy. Officers are now waiting for an official statement from the victim to proceed. Rydal Penrhos Independent School, Colwyn Bay, says the allegations date back to the 1970s. There is no suggestion that they relate to any pupils or staff currently at the school. According to the school there is no formal police investigation, and no civil proceedings have been initiated. In a statement the head, Patrick Lee Browne, said an allegation of abuse has been made by a man while he was a pupil at Rydal School in the 1970s. "There has been no suggestion that the allegations relate to any pupils or staff currently at the school, or that there are any concerns for the wellbeing and protection of current pupils," he said. "The fact that these are historic allegations does not, however, make them less serious. "We have invited the former pupil to formalise his complaint by initiating a police investigation, and we have provided the police with all the relevant information and are giving them every assistance we can." Mr Browne said the school was carrying out its own investigation into the allegations. "While that process is under way it would not be appropriate for me to say anything further," he added. If you were subject to abuse or you know of a friend or relative who was please get in touch in the strictest of confidence. Charles Derham crd@verisona.com 02392492472

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.

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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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