Abuse Survivors Blog

The role of sexual assault referral centres (SACRs)

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 07 Dec 2018

The role of sexual assault referral centres (SACRs)

Sexual consent and “positions of trust”

Written by Tracey Emmott on 30 Nov 2018

Sexual consent and “positions of trust”

Sexual abuse in the Jehovah's Witness community

Written by Tracey Emmott on 23 Nov 2018

Sexual abuse in the Jehovah's Witness community

World mental health day 2018 - Wednesday 10th October

Written by Donna Hughes on 09 Nov 2018

World mental health day 2018 - Wednesday 10th October

Medical and police records in compensation claims

Written by Bernadette James on 01 Nov 2018

Medical and police records in compensation claims

Abuse cases in Coventry Children's Homes

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 25 Oct 2018

Abuse cases in Coventry Children's Homes

Can I protect my benefits entitlement if I receive compensation?

Written by Jacqui Morton on 19 Oct 2018

Can I protect my benefits entitlement if I receive compensation?

Talking therapies for survivors of sexual abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 Oct 2018

Talking therapies for survivors of sexual abuse

Bedford Legal Walk 2018

Written by Donna Hughes on 05 Oct 2018

Bedford Legal Walk 2018

7 common personal injury questions answered

Written by Bernadette James on 28 Sep 2018

7 common personal injury questions answered

Self-harm and camouflage make-up in child abuse compensation claims

Written by Jacqui Morton

Self-harm and camouflage make-up in child abuse compensation claims

Therapy Dogs for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 14 Sep 2018

Therapy Dogs for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse in the Aid Sector – compensation for the victims?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 Sep 2018

Sexual Abuse in the Aid Sector – compensation for the victims?

Protecting the victim's identity in child abuse compensation claims

Written by Donna Hughes on 31 Aug 2018

Protecting the victim's identity in child abuse compensation claims

What options are available for victims of forced marriage?

Written by Toslima Islam on 24 Aug 2018

What options are available for victims of forced marriage?

Court of Appeal deems 'same roof' rule unfair and incompatible with Human Rights

Written by Jacqui Morton

Court of Appeal deems 'same roof' rule unfair and incompatible with Human Rights

Communication support in court for victims of child abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 03 Aug 2018

Communication support in court for victims of child abuse

Compensation in fatal negligence cases

Written by Toslima Islam on 27 Jul 2018

Compensation in fatal negligence cases

APIL/ACAL Abuse conference 2018

Written by Jacqui Morton on 23 Jul 2018

APIL/ACAL Abuse conference 2018

Claiming compensation for online sexual abuse: a novel category of claim?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 16 Jul 2018

Claiming compensation for online sexual abuse: a novel category of claim?

Sexual assaults in the work place

Written by Toslima Islam on 09 Jul 2018

Sexual assaults in the work place

Sexual abuse by healthcare professionals

Written by Jacqui Morton on 02 Jul 2018

Sexual abuse by healthcare professionals

The value of a conviction in sexual assault compensation claims

Written by Tracey Emmott on 21 Jun 2018

The value of a conviction in sexual assault compensation claims

Abuse Inquiry update: What changes can we expect?

Written by Toslima Islam on 14 Jun 2018

Abuse Inquiry update: What changes can we expect?

Claiming compensation for accidents at work

Written by Jacqui Morton on 04 Jun 2018

Claiming compensation for accidents at work

Poetry as a therapeutic tool for survivors of child abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 31 May 2018

Poetry as a therapeutic tool for survivors of child abuse

Teen victim of grooming wins 5-figure compensation sum

Written by Toslima Islam on 25 May 2018

Teen victim of grooming wins 5-figure compensation sum

Emmott Snell Solicitors raise money for Victim Support

Written by Jacqui Morton

Emmott Snell Solicitors raise money for Victim Support

Compensation for sexual abuse against more than one organisation

Written by Tracey Emmott on 03 May 2018

Compensation for sexual abuse against more than one organisation

Psychiatric harm in child abuse cases

Written by Toslima Islam on 27 Apr 2018

Psychiatric harm in child abuse cases

Securing Justice for a Modern Society

Written by Jacqui Morton on 20 Apr 2018

Securing Justice for a Modern Society

10 reasons why it's difficult to disclose childhood sexual abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 12 Apr 2018

10 reasons why it's difficult to disclose childhood sexual abuse

Justice for institutional abuse victims at the hands of Deputy Head

Written by Toslima Islam on 09 Apr 2018

Justice for institutional abuse victims at the hands of Deputy Head

Bedford Law Society Annual Dinner 2018

Written by Jacqui Morton on 28 Mar 2018

Bedford Law Society Annual Dinner 2018

Institutional abuse in the Chichester Diocese 

Written by Tracey Emmott on 23 Mar 2018

Institutional abuse in the Chichester Diocese 

The UK laws surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Written by Toslima Islam on 09 Mar 2018

The UK laws surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Local authority failings result in compensation for child abuse victim

Written by Jacqui Morton

Local authority failings result in compensation for child abuse victim

Can we put an end to institutional abuse in boarding schools?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 21 Feb 2018

Can we put an end to institutional abuse in boarding schools?

The role of experts in child abuse claims

Written by Toslima Islam

The role of experts in child abuse claims

Redress for Anglican Vicar Abuse Victim

Written by Tracey Emmott on 06 Feb 2018

Redress for Anglican Vicar Abuse Victim

Putting a stop to harassment and abuse in the theatre industry

Written by Jacqui Morton

Putting a stop to harassment and abuse in the theatre industry

Claiming Compensation for Animal Attacks 

Written by Toslima Islam on 19 Jan 2018

Claiming Compensation for Animal Attacks 

The role of the Litigation Friend 

Written by Jacqui Morton on 12 Jan 2018

The role of the Litigation Friend 

Royal Commission Child Sexual Abuse Report - Impact on the UK

Written by Tracey Emmott on 08 Jan 2018

Royal Commission Child Sexual Abuse Report - Impact on the UK

The Role of the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (“ISVA”)

Written by Jacqui Morton on 28 Dec 2017

The Role of the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (“ISVA”)

Heath Mount School teacher sentenced after abusing students

Written by Toslima Islam on 22 Dec 2017

Heath Mount School teacher sentenced after abusing students

National Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service Conference 2017

Written by Tracey Emmott on 20 Dec 2017

National Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service Conference 2017

Restorative justice in cases of sexual violence and abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 13 Dec 2017

Restorative justice in cases of sexual violence and abuse

Institutional abuse investigation in Surrey triggers 1,500 enquiries

Written by Toslima Islam on 08 Dec 2017

Institutional abuse investigation in Surrey triggers 1,500 enquiries

Compassion Fatigue and Professional Resilience

Written by Jacqui Morton on 29 Nov 2017

Compassion Fatigue and Professional Resilience

Caldey Island child abuse sufferers awarded compensation

Written by Tracey Emmott on 22 Nov 2017

Caldey Island child abuse sufferers awarded compensation

Types of abuse in therapy and what to do if you've been a victim

Written by Tracey Emmott on 17 Nov 2017

Types of abuse in therapy and what to do if you've been a victim

The use of surveillance in personal injury claims

Written by Toslima Islam on 08 Nov 2017

The use of surveillance in personal injury claims

“Inspiring The Future”

Written by Jacqui Morton on 01 Nov 2017

“Inspiring The Future”

Long awaited law change giving victims of abuse in foster care redress

Written by Tracey Emmott on 26 Oct 2017

Long awaited law change giving victims of abuse in foster care redress

Former Institutional Abuse Victim of Wisteria Lodge Awarded Damages

Written by Toslima Islam on 17 Oct 2017

Former Institutional Abuse Victim of Wisteria Lodge Awarded Damages

The time limit problem in sexual abuse compensation claims

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 Oct 2017

The time limit problem in sexual abuse compensation claims

Four things to consider when making a CICA claim

Written by Toslima Islam on 03 Oct 2017

Four things to consider when making a CICA claim

Psychiatric injury in personal injury claims

Written by Jacqui Morton on 26 Sep 2017

Psychiatric injury in personal injury claims

Emmott Snell complete Bedford Legal Walk

Written by Jacqui Morton on 26 Sep 2017

Emmott Snell complete Bedford Legal Walk

Support for survivors of child abuse - the road to recovery

Written by Toslima Islam on 12 Sep 2017

Support for survivors of child abuse - the road to recovery

What are the first steps to getting compensation for sexual abuse?

Written by Jacqui Morton on 06 Sep 2017

What are the first steps to getting compensation for sexual abuse?

Why does sexual abuse in the entertainment industry happen?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 01 Sep 2017

Why does sexual abuse in the entertainment industry happen?

Emmott Snell show support by participating in the Bedford Legal Walk

Written by Tracey Emmott on 31 Aug 2017

Emmott Snell show support by participating in the Bedford Legal Walk

Child Grooming Gangs – An Exploitation of Innocence

Written by Toslima Islam on 23 Aug 2017

Child Grooming Gangs – An Exploitation of Innocence

How do you make compensation claims for food poisoning abroad?

Written by Jacqui Morton on 17 Aug 2017

How do you make compensation claims for food poisoning abroad?

Are victims of revenge porn entitled to make a compensation claim?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 11 Aug 2017

Are victims of revenge porn entitled to make a compensation claim?

Sexual Assault in Islamic Institutions – The Silent Victims

Written by Toslima Islam on 03 Aug 2017

Sexual Assault in Islamic Institutions – The Silent Victims

Client receives justice after Oxford trio jailed for sexual offences

Written by Tracey Emmott on 28 Jul 2017

Client receives justice after Oxford trio jailed for sexual offences

Food poisoning on holiday: how to avoid it?

Written by Jacqui Morton on 27 Jul 2017

Food poisoning on holiday: how to avoid it?

Why are reports of childhood sexual abuse in football rising?

Written by Tim Emmott on 21 Jul 2017

Why are reports of childhood sexual abuse in football rising?

Institutional abuse in the military cadets

Written by Tracey Emmott on 11 Jul 2017

Institutional abuse in the military cadets

Examples of institutional abuse and how to speak out about it

Written by Tracey Emmott on 27 Jun 2017

Examples of institutional abuse and how to speak out about it

Safeguarding vulnerable adults: abuse of the elderly

Written by Jacqui Morton

Safeguarding vulnerable adults: abuse of the elderly

Child abuse survivor wins out-of-court settlement

Written by Tracey Emmott on 13 Apr 2017

Child abuse survivor wins out-of-court settlement

42 counts of abuse proven against former Bedfordshire children’s home worker

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 Oct 2016

42 counts of abuse proven against former Bedfordshire children’s home worker

Our client gives £30,000 damages award to orphanage

Written by Tracey Emmott on 21 Sep 2016

Our client gives £30,000 damages award to orphanage

St. Francis Boys' Home Criminal Trial of the Facts of Former Houseparent

Written by Tracey Emmott on 16 Sep 2016

St. Francis Boys' Home Criminal Trial of the Facts of Former Houseparent

St. Francis Boys' Home Criminal Trial - Scout Master Convicted

Written by Tracey Emmott on 16 Sep 2016

St. Francis Boys' Home Criminal Trial - Scout Master Convicted

Stowmarket child abuse claim settled out of court

Written by Tracey Emmott on 29 Feb 2016

Stowmarket child abuse claim settled out of court

Church of England's response to Bell victim

Written by Tracey Emmott on 03 Feb 2016

Church of England's response to Bell victim

Our client Bishop George Bell's victim compelled to speak out

Written by Tracey Emmott on 03 Feb 2016

Our client Bishop George Bell's victim compelled to speak out

5 year celebration and new office opening event

Written by Tracey Emmott on 11 Sep 2015

5 year celebration and new office opening event

Former teacher Alston guilty of sexually assaulting 11 year old boy

Written by Tracey Emmott on 27 Aug 2015

Former teacher Alston guilty of sexually assaulting 11 year old boy

Office move to 42 Harpur Street, Bedford

Written by Tracey Emmott on 01 May 2015

Office move to 42 Harpur Street, Bedford

The Times reports our case: 'Victim shares payout'

Written by Tracey Emmott on 01 Jan 2015

The Times reports our case: 'Victim shares payout'

We are proud to support former Westminster Cathedral Choir School pupil getting justice, conviction secured

Written by Tracey Emmott on 01 Jan 2015

We are proud to support former Westminster Cathedral Choir School pupil getting justice, conviction secured

Archbishop of York 'wholehearted apology' to abuse victims for 'systemic failures'

Written by Tracey Emmott on 23 Oct 2014

Archbishop of York 'wholehearted apology' to abuse victims for 'systemic failures'

Emmott Snell represent claimant alleging abuse at Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Written by Tracey Emmott on 14 Oct 2014

Emmott Snell represent claimant alleging abuse at Westminster Cathedral Choir School

Rolf Harris referred to Attorney General's Office

Written by Tracey Emmott on 04 Jul 2014

Rolf Harris referred to Attorney General's Office

Sevenoaks School settles abuse case out of court

Written by Tracey Emmott on 07 Nov 2013

Sevenoaks School settles abuse case out of court

Canon Rideout victims come forward to pursue civil claims

Written by Tracey Emmott on 20 Aug 2013

Canon Rideout victims come forward to pursue civil claims

Emmott Snell instructed in "group" action against Catholic Boys home, Bedfordshire

Written by Tracey Emmott on 30 Jun 2013

Emmott Snell instructed in "group" action against Catholic Boys home, Bedfordshire

Firm raises over £650 for Headway, Bedford, in Luton Legal Walk

Written by Tracey Emmott on 31 May 2013

Firm raises over £650 for Headway, Bedford, in Luton Legal Walk

Music teacher baronet convicted for sexual assault

Written by Tracey Emmott on 23 May 2013

Music teacher baronet convicted for sexual assault

Allegations of sexual abuse against former Dean of Manchester Cathedral

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 May 2013

Allegations of sexual abuse against former Dean of Manchester Cathedral

Child abuse cover up admitted by Bishop of Chichester

Written by Tracey Emmott on 26 Apr 2013

Child abuse cover up admitted by Bishop of Chichester

Suspected Dysentery Outbreak at the Kiroseiz Parkland Hotel

Written by Tracey Emmott on 16 Apr 2013

Suspected Dysentery Outbreak at the Kiroseiz Parkland Hotel

Victim of sexual assault by health worker receives 5-figure payout

Written by Tracey Emmott on 04 Mar 2013

Victim of sexual assault by health worker receives 5-figure payout

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric sorry for sexual misconduct

Written by Tracey Emmott on 04 Mar 2013

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric sorry for sexual misconduct

Our groundbreaking case JGE in the Guardian

Written by Tracey Emmott on 28 Feb 2013

Our groundbreaking case JGE in the Guardian

Roman Catholic church refused Supreme Court sex abuse appeal

Written by Tracey Emmott on 28 Feb 2013

Roman Catholic church refused Supreme Court sex abuse appeal

Tracey Emmott on BBC News

Written by Tracey Emmott on 28 Feb 2013

Tracey Emmott on BBC News

Supreme Court refuses Catholic Diocese appeal in 'JGE' case

Written by Tracey Emmott on 27 Feb 2013

Supreme Court refuses Catholic Diocese appeal in 'JGE' case

Online Abuse: "One of the biggest child protection issues of our time"

Written by Tracey Emmott on 05 Feb 2013

Online Abuse: "One of the biggest child protection issues of our time"

Savile victims await outcome of church appeal on priest's abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 14 Jan 2013

Savile victims await outcome of church appeal on priest's abuse

Emmott Snell Firm celebrates 3 years' in practice

Written by Tracey Emmott on 14 Dec 2012

Emmott Snell Firm celebrates 3 years' in practice

Milton Keynes Council reassures child abuse survivors after intervention by MP

Written by Tracey Emmott on 05 Nov 2012

Milton Keynes Council reassures child abuse survivors after intervention by MP

Tracey Emmott is signatory to letter to the Times calling for mandatory reporting of child abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 19 Oct 2012

Tracey Emmott is signatory to letter to the Times calling for mandatory reporting of child abuse

500k max CICA damages awarded to our client

Written by Tracey Emmott on 13 Sep 2012

500k max CICA damages awarded to our client

'JGE' v Portsmouth Diocese, Court of Appeal victory

Written by Tracey Emmott on 07 Jul 2012

'JGE' v Portsmouth Diocese, Court of Appeal victory

Claims by victims of deceased Chichester vicar's abuse settle out of court

Written by Tracey Emmott on 02 Jul 2012

Claims by victims of deceased Chichester vicar's abuse settle out of court

Sussex police charge retired priest with 38 sexual offences against 18 children

Written by Tracey Emmott on 29 Jun 2012

Sussex police charge retired priest with 38 sexual offences against 18 children

Catholic church loses abuse liability appeal

Written by Tracey Emmott on 12 Jun 2012

Catholic church loses abuse liability appeal

Our case JGE v Diocese of Portsmouth reported in the Guardian

Written by Tracey Emmott on 18 May 2012

Our case JGE v Diocese of Portsmouth reported in the Guardian

Compensation Scheme finally set up for Jersey care victims

Written by Tracey Emmott on 29 Mar 2012

Compensation Scheme finally set up for Jersey care victims

Two retired Church of England priests have been arrested in the Eastbourne area on susp

Written by Tracey Emmott on 09 Mar 2012

Two retired Church of England priests have been arrested in the Eastbourne area on susp

Former Catholic priest faces jail after child abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 08 Feb 2012

Former Catholic priest faces jail after child abuse

Call for Public Inquiry published in The Times

Written by Tracey Emmott on 17 Jan 2012

Call for Public Inquiry published in The Times

Court rules that Catholic church is responsible for child abuse by clergy

Written by Tracey Emmott on 28 Nov 2011

Court rules that Catholic church is responsible for child abuse by clergy

Milton Keynes Council ordered to pay £320k in abuse case

Written by Tracey Emmott on 21 Sep 2011

Milton Keynes Council ordered to pay £320k in abuse case

NSPCC Report - 64 children in England and Wales are sexually abused every day

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 Aug 2011

NSPCC Report - 64 children in England and Wales are sexually abused every day

Court to decide Catholic church liability for priest abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 06 Jul 2011

Court to decide Catholic church liability for priest abuse

Sussex paedophile priest cheated justice in death

Written by Tracey Emmott on 12 Mar 2011

Sussex paedophile priest cheated justice in death

Church of England Safeguarding Failings

Written by Tracey Emmott on 30 Nov 2010

Church of England Safeguarding Failings

Church probing claims over priests

Written by Tracey Emmott on 30 Nov 2010

Church probing claims over priests

Paedophile's victim suing him for £100k - The Herald

Written by Tracey Emmott on 17 Sep 2010

Paedophile's victim suing him for £100k - The Herald

Bedford Law Firm wins national recognition

Written by Tracey Emmott on 31 Aug 2010

Bedford Law Firm wins national recognition

Damages claims for Jersey abuse 'blocked' - The Independent

Written by Tracey Emmott on 26 Aug 2008

Damages claims for Jersey abuse 'blocked' - The Independent

Jersey abuse compensation claims blocked - The Telegraph

Written by Tracey Emmott on 26 Aug 2008

Jersey abuse compensation claims blocked - The Telegraph

Ruling means compensation fight can be launched - Luton Today

Written by Tracey Emmott on 04 Feb 2008

Ruling means compensation fight can be launched - Luton Today

Lotto rapist ruling clears way for claims - The Guardian

Written by Tracey Emmott on 04 Feb 2008

Lotto rapist ruling clears way for claims - The Guardian