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Tracey Emmott

Tracey Emmott
Tracey Emmott is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in personal injury law. Previously she was a partner of a regional firm in the Home Counties.

Recent Posts

Spotlight on sexual abuse in the Jehovah’s Witness religion

Written by Tracey Emmott on 10 Nov 2020

Editors note: This blog incorporates information previously published in November 2018 but provides a short update on developments since then.

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Witness Appeal - Choir Master found guilty over further child sex offences

Written by Tracey Emmott on 08 Sep 2020

We have recently been instructed by a victim of a former organist and choir master Neil Turner who was sexually assaulted by him over a period of many years.  

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Abuse of power and betrayal of trust: the seals of sexual abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 02 Jul 2020

One consequence of lockdown has been having time to watch some excellent TV programmes.

Netflix’ double ‘Epstein: Filthy Rich’ and ‘Athlete A’ are disturbing documentaries both detailing the sexual exploitation of girls and young women by men of significant power.

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

Written by Tracey Emmott on 29 May 2020

Editor's note: This post was originally written in August 2017, and has since been updated and republished for accuracy purposes.

The virtual world which most of us now inhabit on an almost 24 -7 basis has transformed our lives, introducing many benefits which have been positively life changing. According to an article by Finder, as of 2019, 79% of adults now own a smart phone. Also as of 2019, OFCOM reported that 9 in 10 5-15 year olds use any device to go online.

And, with The Guardian recently reporting that most children own a smartphone by the age of seven, it's clear that people of all ages have access to the online world.

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Revenge Porn: What to do if you've been a victim

Written by Tracey Emmott

Just before lockdown in the UK on 23rd March a global telecommunications company reported a surge by up to 50% in internet usage in some European countries.

In the UK, of their 18 million customers an increase of data usage of 30% was reported. One can only imagine what the figures are like today, as we approach our sixth week on lockdown.  

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Peace of mind when funding a child abuse compensation claim

Written by Tracey Emmott on 27 Mar 2020

Speaking out for the first time about childhood sexual abuse is hard enough.  When a person who has been abused feels compelled to do something about it, it can be difficult to know where to start. All kinds of worries inhibit a person from coming forward. Fear is a huge factor - including a fear they will not be believed, a fear of retribution by their abuser, and a fear of what it might cost them, both emotionally and financially. 

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Peter Ball and clerical sexual abuse in the Chichester Diocese

Written by Tracey Emmott on 16 Jan 2020

Once again the Church of England is suffering the discomfort of more public spotlight following the airing of ‘Exposed: The Church’s Dark Secret’ on BBC 2 this week. The documentary details the former Bishop of Lewes’s predatory behaviour towards young, vulnerable boys and men, most of whom had joined his religious Order, and the church’s wholly negligence response to numerous complaints about him over many years.

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Female paedophiles - how prevalent are they?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 25 Nov 2019

The recent storyline in Emmerdale of a female teacher grooming and then sexually abusing a teenage boy throws light on cultural perceptions of women paedophiles, and how these differ from perceptions of male perpetrators of sexual offences against children. 

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Legal remedies for image based sexual abuse

Written by Tracey Emmott on 24 Sep 2019

Image based sexual abuse is the non consensual making and / or sharing of nude or intimate private photographs or videos.

Social media outlets make easy platforms for exploitation, whether it be in the form of:

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Weinstein scandal triggers lawyer to sue for own abuse at Eton

Written by Tracey Emmott on 09 Sep 2019

While the death of an abuser can create significant hurdles when considering legal options, a case our client has recently won demonstrates that pursuing justice in the form of a civil compensation claim is not always out of the question.

Our client, a lawyer, whose identity is protected by law, attended Eton College in the 1960s.

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