James Counsell QC to speak at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting
James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Child Abuse Special Interest Group Meeting on Monday 26th April between 17:00pm – 18:00pm.
The meeting will provide an introduction to the group and an APIL activity update from David McClenaghan
(APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group co-ordinator) and Richard Sweetman (APIL’s Child Abuse special interest group secretary). James Counsell QC and Thomas Beale (Bolt Burdon Kemp) will discuss the recent judgment in The Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB (EWCA 2021). The Court of Appeal handed down their decsion in March 2021 and held the Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses liable for an act of rape committed by one of its elders, against an adult member of its congregation. James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley appeared on behalf of the successful Respondent to the appeal.
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the group meeting and attendees are encouraged to stay on to network and share issues.
You can register for the virtual group meeting here.
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James Counsell QC is regularly instructed on large, novel and high profile non-recent sex abuse claims. He is currently instructed in a number of high-profile cases being brought against Premiership and other professional football clubs which are listed for trial later this year and in early 2022.
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