Abuse Survivors Blog

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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Bedford Legal Walk 2019

Written by Gabrielle Litson on 08 Jul 2019

On 27th June 2019, Emmott Snell again took part in the annual Bedford Legal Walk, which is a 10K sponsored walk around Bedford, organised by the Eastern Legal Support Trust.

The walk raises money for local charities and organisations that provide legal advice to those of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our society. 

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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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Securing Justice for a Modern Society

Written by Jacqui Morton on 20 Apr 2018

This week, a representative of Emmott Snell Solicitors attended the annual APIL conference

The theme of the 2018 conference was ‘Securing justice for a modern society’, aimed at preparing personal injury practitioners for the year ahead. APIL is a non-profit making organisation that has been campaigning and fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years.

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Bedford Law Society Annual Dinner 2018

Written by Jacqui Morton on 28 Mar 2018

On Friday 16 March 2018, representatives of Emmott Snell Solicitors had the pleasure of attending the annual Bedford Law Society Dinner.

The dinner was held in the Howard Room of the Bedford Corn Exchange located on St Paul’s Square in the Castle area of Bedford.

The Corn Exchange is a well-known, historic venue which hosts hundreds of events each year. 

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National Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Service Conference 2017

Written by Tracey Emmott on 20 Dec 2017

Tracey Emmott was invited to speak at the National Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Service Conference 2017 on 23 November in Birmingham, organised by the Survivors Trust.

The title of the conference was “What's in it for me - developing survivor focused justice processes”, and provided an opportunity for Tracey to speak about civil compensation claims as a vehicle for redress in sexual abuse/assault cases.

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“Inspiring The Future”

Written by Jacqui Morton on 01 Nov 2017

Inspiring the Future is a free service that connects teachers from state schools and colleges to volunteers from a wide range of employment sectors (including the legal sector) who have pledged one hour a year to speak to school and college students about their chosen career and the education route they took.

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Emmott Snell complete Bedford Legal Walk

Written by Jacqui Morton on 26 Sep 2017

On 21 September 2017 Emmott Snell took part (and we are pleased to say completed!) the Bedford Legal Walk, a 10km sponsored walk around Bedford. The walk started at Riverside Square and ended at the Park pub for a well deserved beverage where a raffle was held to raise further funds.  The walk was organised by the Eastern Legal Support Trust to raise money for local advice services. Emmott Snell are pleased to be supporting Bedfordshire Victim Support, and delighted to have exceeded our fund raising target of £500. Emmott Snell would like to express our thanks to all our sponsors, fellow walkers and marshals and those kind enough to donate raffle prizes. If you would like to donate to please visit our fundraising page.

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Emmott Snell show support by participating in the Bedford Legal Walk

Written by Tracey Emmott on 31 Aug 2017

Emmott Snell are delighted to be taking part in the Bedford Legal Walk organised by the Eastern Legal Support Trust.

This 10km sponsored walk will raise money for local advice services who have been affected by funding cuts to allow them to continue to provide support and assistance to those that need it. Emmott Snell are supporting Bedfordshire Victim Support who provide emotional and practical help to those that have been affected by crime.

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Child abuse survivor wins out-of-court settlement

Written by Tracey Emmott on 13 Apr 2017

A survivor of sexual abuse by one of Britain’s most notorious paedophile shines light on stories of high level conspiracy allegedly involving senior political and establishment figures.
Stephen Briggs, now living in Scotland, has won a legal action against the school where abuse first took place, and he has been awarded a five figure sum in damages.
Mr Briggs, now 51, was 12 in 1977 when he was first assaulted, whilst a pupil at the Cavendish School in Ealing, London.

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