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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

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Week in 2022

Written by Tracey Emmott on 09 Feb 2022

Sexual abuse and sexual violence is a deeply damaging reality. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week is a national event aimed at building awareness and campaigning against sexual violence and abuse.

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Compensation and Apologies for Sexual Abuse - Spotlight on Religious Institutions

Written by Tracey Emmott on 27 Jan 2022

Childhood sexual abuse in a religious setting, perpetrated by a representative of the religion, is a profound breach of trust.

No amount of money can ever compensate for the lifelong damaging effects of childhood sexual abuse. Abuse in the context of religion is arguably more damaging as it often has the additional layer of spiritual abuse.

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Female paedophiles - how prevalent are they?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 17 Jan 2022

Editor's note: This post was originally written in 2019 and has since been republished in light of Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction on sex trafficking charges.

The 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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More survivors of Caldey Island abuse come forward

Written by Tracey Emmott on 13 Dec 2021

Editor's note: Since we reported successful compensation claims against the Cistercian Order in 2017 in respect of six survivors of abuse by Father Kotik Thaddeus, a monk on Caldey Island, more survivors have come forward.

It is reported that over 20 survivors have now disclosed abuse suffered at the hands of monks. Claims of non recent abuse involving priests and religious figures are being re-investigated by police. A public inquiry is being called for, 5000 signatures having been obtained on a petition. 

It is hoped that a public inquiry will shine a much needed spotlight on the child exploitation that occurred on Caldey Island, to learn lessons from the past and prevent future failings. As important it is vital that survivors are heard and can find justice and much needed resolution.

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Another boarding school under the spotlight for allegations of institutional abuse – Bembridge School

Written by Tracey Emmott on 15 Nov 2021

Hampshire Constabulary are currently conducting an investigation called "Operation Seaside" into allegations of sexual abuse at Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight. Bembridge School was a public school which taught children aged 9 to 17, which closed on 23rd September 1997. It was also a boarding school.

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Flashing, Indecent Exposure and Sex Acts in public – what are your legal remedies?

Written by Tracey Emmott on 28 Jul 2021

While over 30 million people tuned in to watch England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 final earlier this month, only the 60,000 in Wembley stadium witnessed the ‘streaker’ that the rest of us were spared thanks to the discretion of the cameras.

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Exposing peer on peer sexual assault in schools

Written by Tracey Emmott on 12 May 2021

All parents and guardians hope that school is a place where their children are safe and able to develop academically, emotionally and socially. It is expected that their safety is a given. Regrettably, and largely down to the initiative of a 22-year-old former student in setting up the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website, it has recently come to light that in some schools a 'rape culture' exists, so that these schools are not safe places at all.

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Sexual assault in the hospitality industry

Written by Tracey Emmott on 19 Apr 2021

Women on their own who are hotel guests, or indeed women employed to provide room service – can be vulnerable to sexual predators.

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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Week in 2021

Written by Tracey Emmott on 04 Feb 2021

Following the exposure of Jimmy Saville’s abuse in 2012 and the huge media attention that followed the public could be forgiven for concluding that in recent times sexual abuse is perhaps not quite as prevalent.

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Sexual abuse and assault by medical professionals

Written by Tracey Emmott on 13 Jan 2021

For the majority of us we consider our GP or other medical professionals to be people who we can feel safe with when having a consultation. 

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