Abuse in Lambeth Council Children's homes

Child abuse is a horrific crime against one of the most vulnerable groups in society, and Verisona Law is dedicated to ensuring those affected by it receive the redress and closure they deserve.

Most recently, our specialist team has been working with the survivors of abuse in children’s homes run by Lambeth Council from the 1930s right up to 2000s.

If you’ve suffered due to actions that took place in Lambeth children’s homes then our team of compassionate, specialist solicitors are here for you. Get in touch today for a confidential conversation about the options available to you.

Pursuing a claim for child abuse

People are often very nervous about approaching a solicitor about child abuse claims. To make you feel at ease, we have put together an easy to follow guide that will cover some of the questions you may have. Fill in the form below and download a free guide.

Making a claim against Lambeth Council

Thousands of children are believed to have been abused while growing up in Lambeth Council’s children’s homes. These homes were open from the 1930s and were still operating in 2000s and Verisona Law’s specialist team has worked with many individuals who suffered due to the actions and negligence of Lambeth Council.

The recent IICSA hearings have investigated the extent of Lambeth Council’s children’s homes negligence and have revealed harrowing tales of physical, racial, sexual and psychological abuse that took place in the children’s homes.

We are receiving more and more enquiries from people who were affected by activities in Lambeth Council’s children’s homes. We understand how hard it can be to start talking about your experiences, but our compassionate team are here for you when you are ready to talk.

We can deal with all matters via the telephone and email, so there is no need to visit our offices unless you specifically want to and all our cases are done on a no-win, no-fee basis.

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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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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.

Your help in pursuing and fighting my case is greatly appreciated, not by just myself but my whole family. Only through the progression of the case have I found it easier to talk about it and this has helped deal with something I had locked away since the day I left the school. It has allowed me to talk about my experiences far more openly and without the stigma of shame I had felt for so long.

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About us

Working with the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association, we have secured over £6.7 million for survivors so far through the Lambeth Council Redress Scheme. Our team of lawyers have worked on numerous historic abuse cases – including abuse in children’s homes, schools, social services and religious organisations – and act with sensitivity and confidentiality on all matters.

Our cases are done on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Contact our team today for guidance and advice on the options available to you.

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Our specialist team


Marie Forbes
Solicitor - Historic Abuse/Litigation

Marie Forbes is a Litigation Solicitor. She qualified in 2006 and is currently working in both our Southampton and Portsmouth offices.

Marie has the following areas of specialism: Historic Abuse, Contract Disputes, Professional Negligence against solicitors, architects, project managers, accountants etc, Intellectual Property disputes, Insolvency and Bankruptcy proceedings, Debt Collection, Enforcement of Judgments, Partnership Disputes Shareholder’s disputes and Defamation. Marie acts for both company and individual clients.

Marie was previously involved in a successful and reported case of Professional Negligence against a magic circle firm and has successfully settled numerous cases for termination charges on telecommunications contracts.


Lisa Gafarov
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse

Lisa is 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 has represented clients in the IICSA trial and has been successful in making claims against the Lambeth Council Redress Scheme.


David Hawkins
Litigation Executive - Historic Abuse

David has almost 20 years’ experience working in Personal Injury law. After working in the insurance sector for many years, firstly in general insurance, then moving to dealing with Personal Injury claims for the insurers, he decided to join the legal profession to uphold and pursue the rights of people who have been injured through no fault of their own.

David now pursues claims on behalf of abuse survivors against both individuals and organisations such as Lambeth council.


Charlotte Attwood
Litigation Assistant - Historic Abuse

As Litigation Assistant in the Historic Abuse department, Charlotte runs her own case load alongside Lisa Gafarov. She prepares and drafts documents, applications and attends to new and daily enquires. Charlotte works on civil files, Lambeth redress scheme cases, Beecholme, Clinical Negligence and trip accidents relating to occupiers liability.

Contact our abuse legal specialists today for a free confidential chat.