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Bernadette James

Bernadette James

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Legal redress for victims of sexual abuse in schools

Written by Bernadette James on 15 May 2020

The Covid 19 health crisis and in particular lockdown means that children of all ages are unable to attend school and no doubt missing their friends and teachers.

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Online abuse and keeping children safe during lockdown

Written by Bernadette James on 09 Apr 2020

As the virtual world becomes increasingly part of everyday life, it is no surprise that there are people who are exploiting it to commit crimes, causing deep anguish and distress.  Even more so with the government lockdown due to the onset of the Covid 19 pandemic.  With children off of school, predatory paedophiles have access to them more than ever before. 

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Sexual abuse and misconduct in the entertainment industry

Written by Bernadette James on 25 Feb 2020

More allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse in the entertainment industry have been exposed, most recently in relation to a top choreographer for the Royal Ballet. 

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Christmas jumpers, mince pies and Christmas punch  - Wednesday 18th December 2019

Written by Bernadette James on 24 Dec 2019

Another year has passed and on Wednesday 18 December 2019, Emmott Snell hosted their annual mince pie and Christmas punch morning in support of Save The Children.

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The Role of an ISVA and SARC in Sexual Abuse Claims

Written by Bernadette James on 18 Oct 2019

Highlighting the role of an "ISVA" (Independent Sexual Violence Adviser) and "SARC" (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) in sexual abuse claims.

Popular prime time television programmes continue to tackle difficult subjects, such as, sexual assaults and rape. When running these well researched and well played out storylines many highlight the organisations and support available to victims (of sexual assaults and rape) such as ISVAs and SARCs.

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Bedford Park Proms - 28th July 2019

Written by Bernadette James on 31 Jul 2019

On 28 July 2019 the team at Emmott Snell Solicitors along with family and friends were delighted to attend the annual Bedford Park Proms.

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Football club launches compensation scheme

Written by Bernadette James on 16 May 2019

A compensation scheme thought to be unprecedented in British sport has been set up to provide victims of sexual abuse with financial redress.

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Support for victims of sexual abuse and sexual violence

Written by Bernadette James on 14 Mar 2019

If you are a victim of sexual abuse and sexual assaults (male, female, young or old) speaking for the first time is hard enough.

Making the decision to talk about what happened to you is often the biggest challenge a victim can face.

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The difficulties with suing an individual for child abuse

Written by Bernadette James on 01 Feb 2019

If you have been sexually abused and are considering seeking justice by way of bringing a compensation claim, there may be options open to you as to who to pursue.

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Christmas jumpers, mince pies and mulled wine - 14th December 2018

Written by Bernadette James on 18 Dec 2018

On Friday 14 December 2018 Emmott Snell Solicitors hosted a mince pie and mulled wine morning by way of a thank you to our friends, neighbours and suppliers for all their support this year. As 14 December was Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day we took the opportunity to support this great cause and invited all our guests to wear their silliest (sorry, most festive) jumpers in support of Save the Children.

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