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Compensation from Islington Council

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Following many years of campaigning by Liz Davies and the Islington survivors network, the London Borough of Islington has had to accept that they are legally responsible for allowing an unknown number of children to be subjected to sexual, physical and emotional abuse, and neglect, in children homes across the borough and beyond, between the 1970s and the 1990s.

Although some compensation has been paid to survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the care homes of Islington, the local authority continue to drag its feet over a redress system, which leaves many without any compensation, let alone sufficient compensation. They are not making life easier for those who have suffered

However, we have succeeded in pursuing compensation for childhood sexual abuse in Islington care homes. We are not prepared to accept their resistance to making compensation payments and will fight for those who deserve justice and compensation.

How do I claim compensation from Islington Council?

Contact our no win, no fee claims against Islington Council child-abuse solicitors now, for advice on how to make a compensation claim for childhood sexual assault, or to explore the options and possibilities that are available, without any obligation. Call us today on 0333 123 9099, email or fill in our online form.

Please be assured that when you contact us we will not ask you for the details of what happened. We can provide preliminary advice on the basis of limited information from you and if you wish to proceed then, at a later stage, we will learn about what happened. However, that will only occur when you feel able to speak about past events.

What our Clients have said about what we do

IBB Law have acted for many adults who were sexually abused in childhood, and also for children, who we have helped through their parents. We are proud to have played our part in providing support to all those who have pursued justice. Here is what they have to say about what we do.

“My experience with IBB Law was fantastic, my case was a very sensitive one dating back to my childhood but was dealt with in a way that I could only have wished for”.

“Precise information to me on time and at all times. Really felt they were getting the best result for me”.

“Malcolm Underhill- professional, knowledgeable, and sensitive to my needs during this distressing case. A joy to work with.”

“My experience with IBB Law was excellent from the first phone call right until the end. They don’t give up. They fight all the way to get you justice. Malcolm Underhill took my case and ran with it…”

"We will be forever grateful for your kind and sensitive handling of (the) case and I will, of course, have no hesitation in recommending you and IBB to any other unfortunate individual
should we come across them."

“I would recommend IBB Law as they were very clear from the beginning as to the process, timescale and commitment required to obtain a positive outcome. They were also instrumental in providing the platform for me to work through the experiences I had been through by putting me in touch with the right professional persons”

(Malcolm Underhill) “always very considerate, supportive and encouraging from the outset and always had a positive opinion that I could work through this and come out with a more positive mind frame. I truly believe Malcolm had as much interest in my personal well-being as he did in obtaining the compensation fee. Without Malcolm’s consistent support and guidance to me and my parents, I am sure I would not be in the positive position I find myself in today”.

Chambers and Partners say that Malcolm Underhill is revered as an expert in child abuse cases. A market source praises his "clear and empathetic understanding of the individual client and family situation." One impressed client adds: "Malcolm Underhill has been superb from the outset. He has in-depth knowledge gained from extensive experience, which is certainly advantageous."

Contact our child abuse lawyers today

Whether you still live in Islington or not, contact our no win, no fee child abuse compensation solicitors now, for advice on how to make a compensation claim for childhood sexual assault, or to explore the options and possibilities that are available, without any obligation. Call us today on 0333 123 9099, email or fill in our online form.

We understand it is not easy to talk about what has happened to you.   We will certainly not ask you for details of the sexual abuse, but a limited number of questions so that we may understand the broad background to what has happened, including which care home you were in, the individual(s) who assaulted you, and when you were at the care home. Such limited information will be sufficient for us to provide you with an immediate advice as to whether we are able to assist you to bring a claim for compensation.

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