Scotland review the Law in relation to compensation

The Scottish Government have been in discussions over amending the law to provide easier access to compensation claims for victims of childhood sexual abuse.  It is clear that they have realised that the strict limitation on bringing an action may be suitable for a general personal injury claim but in an area such as historic abuse, the law severely hinders those who have possible claims. It is clear that the Scottish Government are investigating into the Irish Redress Boards Compensation scheme, there is no mention that they have also considered the compensation schemes as set up in Western Australia. Unfortunately the legislation has not been amended significantly enough for it to have a positive effect.  The stretch of a 3 year time bar to a 5 year bar is still not good enough.  Those who wish to bring claims in their later years after the abuse has had its effect will still face the same hurdles in pursuing their claim. It is clear that the time bar issue needs to be addressed for historic abuse cases, although the assistance of case law and S33 of the Limitation act 1980 provide a possible break through the time bar issue, it is never a certainty. The need for a review on limitation in historic abuse cases needs to be addressed in the English Legal System...only time will tell.  Click the links below for more information: Law change on child abuse compensation is welcomed Payout plans have let us down, say abuse victims


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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"I would like to express my profound heartfelt gratitude to Lisa Gafarov for all her hard work and understanding when representing me. She fought passionately for my case for two years.

Within this time, never once did I feel it was about the money for her. She was very considerate and dealt with many personal matters in a caring and professional way. It was a very sensitive case but she put in a lot of hard work and went the extra mile each time. Her wide range of expertise was indispensable during this difficult time. Because of this I trusted all her advice and as a result, this took a lot of pressure off of me.

She managed to reach a very amicable conclusion between the defendants and myself. You don’t know how much your passion impacts the lives of others. For this I am forever grateful. I would recommend your firm a hundred times over."
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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.

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents at work
  • Slip and trip claims
  • Occupier’s liability claims
  • Product Liability claims
  • Industrial disease claims
  • Work related upper limb disorder claims
  • Clinical negligence, including amputation claims
  • Cosmetic surgery claims
  • Abuse 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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