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Historic Sexual Abuse Lawyers, Scotland

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It can take survivors of abuse years, even decades, to come to terms with what happened to them to the extent that they can talk to a solicitor about it.

If you feel ready to begin a claim, our specialist historical sexual abuse lawyers are here to help.

We will approach your case with the utmost care and compassion. Our advice will be delivered with tact, so you are empowered to make a choice about proceeding with the claim or not.

We will respect your decisions throughout the process, as we help in any way we can.

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Making a historic abuse claim

Although “historic abuse” is a commonly used term, that doesn’t mean your suffering stays in the past.

We understand the lifelong effects that this type of abuse can cause. That is why our team of historical sexual abuse lawyers are determined to get justice for all sufferers.

Of course, abuse doesn’t have to be sexual in nature. It includes any sort of physical, emotional or sexual attack. In historical abuse cases, these are generally carried out by a person in a position of power, including:

  • School staff.
  • Staff in children’s homes.
  • Foster families.
  • Parents.
  • Sports coaches.
  • Religious staff.
  • Spouses or partners.

Historic abuse is more common than the public is generally aware of. In many cases, abuse was sexual in nature.

Learn more about our historic child sex abuse claims service today.

The claims process

Historic abuse claims start the same way any other claim does, with a conversation with a member of our specialist legal team.

We understand that every case and every client is unique, so our advice will be tailored to you and your particular circumstances.

We will then begin gathering evidence. This can include:

  • Police reports.
  • Witness testimony.
  • Medical reports.
  • Court documents.

As we work on the case, we will keep you updated, in plain English.

Most claims are settled out of court. If court action is required, we will make sure you are supported throughout. We understand many clients will feel anxious about potentially facing their abuser in court. Rest assured, this is very rare.

Our team also deals with current abuse cases. Find out more about our abuse claims service today.

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