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'Barry Bennell case' webinar

This webinar looks at the three key themes in the decision, and is aimed at sports & social clubs (including safeguarding officers).

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21 January 2020 Foster Parents – the carers’ perspective might help your planning

Almost every year the Fostering Network publishes a State of the Nation’s Foster Care Summary report after surveying foster carers.

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14 October 2019 Sexual assault in the workplace: opportunity alone is not sufficient connection for vicarious liability

Browne Jacobson LLP were recently instructed by the defendant in a sexual assault claim in which the High Court had to carefully consider the sufficient connection test for vicarious liability to apply.

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4 March 2019 The ongoing battle to keep up with technology

In an era where technological advances are changing the face of how we communicate, the protection of children and young adults remains a challenge for all.

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7 February 2019 When the accused can't stand trial?

What happens when an accused cannot stand trial in criminal investigations? There are many situations whereby after a criminal investigation has started, an accused individual can no longer stand trial.

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1 February 2019 An updated consideration of consent and positions of trust

Consent in abuse claims has long been a controversial and difficult subject to broach. Many organisations have been criticised for raising the issue.

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30 July 2018 JW v Leicester City Council (1) and Leicestershire Police (2)

The claimant, JW, brought a claim for damages in respect of sexual abuse inflicted upon him by Martin Todd in 2009. The claimant secured convictions against Martin Todd in respect of this abuse on 10 March 2011.

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26 July 2018 Another door opens for victims of sexual abuse

The Court of Appeal this week handed down judgment in the case of JT v First-Tier Tribunal and Others opening the door for many victims of sexual abuse, who were previously prevented from seeking compensation from the CICA.

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19 June 2018 Good expert or bad? The answer lies in the prep

As those who are experienced in handling social care claims will know, parties are often heavily or even wholly reliant upon the claimant’s word alone in assessing the impact that abuse has had upon a claimant.

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19 February 2018 Institutions must focus on future abuse prevention, as well as reparations for past failures

With the #MeToo campaign, the recent Oxfam sexual abuse claims and the prosecution of football coach Barry Bennell for a further 43 offences of sexual abuse against 11 boys between 1979 and 1991, it is clear that the scale of sexual abuse allegations across all manner of organisations is coming to the fore.

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