We have extensive experience in helping victims of abuse whether physical or sexual, to pursue their legal rights. We understand that talking about the abuse they suffered as a child or adolescent is a big step for someone to take and so we do everything we can to make it as stress free as possible for you to confide in us. For this reason we frequently travel long distances to see clients who, initially at least, do not feel able to come to our offices.
Alan is one of the best known solicitors in the field of child abuse law and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals. He also specialises in serious personal injury cases including head and spinal injury claims. Alan represents clients in this country and internationally and has recently been working in Australia, Uganda, Kenya, and California on a series of sexual abuse cases. Best career moment: Acting for the victims of sexual abuse at Green Field House, a children’s home in Berkshire. Occurring in the 1960s, it was considered to have been one of the worse cases ever to have come to public notice. As a result of the investigatory work undertaken by Alan, it was proved that the home had been the centre of what was a paedophile ring. All the victims that he acted for were compensated for the considerable harm they had suffered. Notable high profile cases include: Jimmy Savile Stuart Hall Haut de la Garenne children’s home in Jersey Robert Dando Baptist church abuse case Cyril Smith Max Clifford King’s School in Rochester Cyntwell High School for Boys Alan is a fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and a director for the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL). ACAL is a support group set up by solicitors and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for victims.