Allegations of current abuse on behalf of children, vulnerable adults and the elderly raises a broad cross section of claims including child sexual exploitation, neglect, elder abuse, breaches of human rights and deprivation of liberty as well as many other issues.
Our team of highly experienced lawyers provide comprehensive advice on all aspects of these claims including the management of the initial investigations through to the representation and resolution of all litigated matters.
We support and advise clients where allegations have prompted police and safeguarding investigations. Further we provide assistance when responding to Notices served by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and other regulatory organisations.
Our extensive experience includes advising clients on the legal process that ensues following the death of a resident in care homes and those receiving domiciliary assistance. We will liaise with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Coroners Court and provide appropriate regulatory advice where needed.
In addition to the provision of succinct and discreet advice on legal liability and quantum throughout the lifespan of the incident or claim, we proactively support our clients in the management of all PR aspects of the claim. Our goal is to reduce unnecessary press involvement and assist clients in engaging with the media, where appropriate, to minimise any reputational damage.
We work with our clients to review and ensure they have appropriate and robust internal risk management policies and procedures and build a close working relationship with our client’s safeguarding and protection officers and other key personnel.
As the law has developed to create no fault liability on the part of institutions that have assumed a positive duty to a third party we continually work with our clients to provide practical and pragmatic and cost-effective solutions to a range of novel situations and claims they are presented with.
Sensitive Claims & Abuse