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Liability for abuse by others – James Counsell QC

James Counsell QC gave his important headline address at Child Abuse Conference ‘Working Together to Tackle Child Abuse’ on Thursday 15th November.

At the invitation of leading Yorkshire law firm, Ramsdens Solicitors, James spoke on the issue of liability (vicarious and non-delegable duty) and key developments in English case law over the past 15 years.

The conference, held in Leeds, was developed by experts to meet the needs of practitioners working with people affected by child abuse.

With segments prepared by James Counsell QC of Outer Temple Chambers, London, Richard Copnall, Parklane Plowden, Leeds, Dr Sam Warner, clinical psychologist and Charlotte Foxton, neuro-physiotherapist, the clear message to legal professionals was that in every care case, lawyers need to be aware of the potential for a civil claim arising out of the abuse which led to the care proceedings.

James Counsell QC, QC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical and Professional Negligence and in Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants.  He also specialises in acting for victims of historical sexual abuse, having recently acted as lead counsel in the first successful claim against the Jehovah’s Witness organisation.

To find out more about James’ practice or to instruct him, contact

News 19 Nov, 2018


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