Rydal School, Colwyn Bay, Wales

Specialists in Verisona’s Historic buse eam have been instructed to represent former pupils of Rydal School, olwyn Bay, Wales in relation to allegations of physical and sexual abuse during the 1970?s. Rydal Mount was founded by .G. Osborn on 19 September 1885 with just 14 boys as pupils and in 1922 became a public school. fter admitting a very small number of day girls in 1966, the school become fully co-educational in 1970 and numbers at its entenary (1985) were recorded as in excess of 500 pupils. he claims brought by former pupils will not only include damages for the actual physical and sexual assaults, but also for psychiatric injuries. Such claims for compensation are possible whether the abused comes forward later in life or the alleged abuser is alive or not. If you or somebody you know has been affected in a similar way, whether at school or at any other institution, please do not hesitate to contact harles erham, Verisona’s specialist in hild buse, who will listen and give advice in 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.

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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