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Slater and Gordon

Richard Scorer

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Slater and Gordon

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Personal Injury: Abuse Law

Position

Richard is a Principal Lawyer and Head of Abuse Law with many years' experience dealing with serious injury and child abuse cases, acting for victims in high profile cases such as Jimmy Savile, the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rochdale, John Worboys and the football abuse cases. He has particular expertise in cases involving religious organisations especially Catholic and Anglican churches. He currently acts for a large number of clients in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, and has achieved many landmark settlements. He writes and lectures widely on abuse law and is a regular media commentator. Outside work he's served as a Labour councillor and is a board member of several social enterprises.

Richard wrote the book ‘Betrayed: The English Catholic Church and the Sex Abuse Crisis’ which was published in 2014. He also co-authored the APIL Guide to Child Abuse Compensation Claims published in 2011. Chapter contributor to Justice for Children: A developmental approach published by Royal College of Psychiatrists/CUP in 2019.

Career

Previously Head of Serious Injury and board member at Pannone LLP.

Member

Founder of ACAL (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers); a Fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).


London: Public sector

Civil liberties and human rights

Within: Civil liberties and human rights

Slater and Gordon handles mostly personal injury matters and also has experience in child abuse cases, inquests and medical law. Manchester-based Kim Harrison and Richard Scorer co-lead the abuse team, which is representing clients in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. The team is also particularly experienced in actions against public authorities.

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North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Scorer - Slater and Gordon

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon has an 'exceptionally well regarded team with an established history of being at the forefront of child abuse litigation', led by Richard Scorer. The team also has a particular specialism in running industrial disease cases, particularly in relation to asbestos exposure. National head of industrial disease Madelene Holdsworth is 'experienced and particularly tenacious in pursuit of cases, with a keen eye for detail.' Pauline Chandler, Michael Hardacre and principal lawyers Kim Harrison and David (Jon) Andrews, who joined from Linder Myers in 2018, are recommended. Michael Wolstencroft also joined from Roberts Jackson Solicitors as a senior solicitor, while Jennifer Maloney left the firm and now is a judge.

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