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Patrick Sadd

What are the key takeaways of the IICSA’s report ‘Child sexual abuse in sports’?

IICSA has just produced its fourth Truth Project Thematic report, ‘Child sexual abuse in sports’. Patrick Sadd summarises the key takeaways of the report. The Report As with the first three reports – child sexual abuse in religious institutions (May 2019), in children’s homes and residential care (November 2019) and custodial institutions (April 2020) – this is drawn from the experience of victims and survivors between the 1950s and 2010s, here in the context of organised sports : sports clubs, institutions or associations or organised local sporting activity. The sample is small – of the 3,939 people giving their account between June 2016- March 2020, 2% described sexual abuse in a sports context, of which 91% were abused by sports…

Legal Blog & Publications, Sports 22 Jun, 2020

Webinar: Watch the full recording of ‘An Update on Abuse Claims’

Outer Temple’s recent lunch-time briefing update on abuse claims is now available online, presented by  James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston. James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston recently hosted a lunch-time briefing update and practice points review on the subject of abuse claims. Topics included: Reviewing two High Court decisions: DSN v Blackpool Football Club and BXB v Watchtower Costs: the impact of the Defendants’ approach before and during trial Limitation climate: is it possible to forecast? Consequence for vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions in Barclays and Morrisons Watch the full webinar here: The Speakers James specialises in acting for claimants in historical and more recent sex abuse claims against religious organisations, schools, the scouts…

News, Webinars & Vlogs, Personal Injury 4 Jun, 2020

Webinar Invitation: An Update on Abuse

Outer Temple Chambers would like to invite you to a lunch-time briefing update on Abuse Claims on Wednesday 27th May 2020. James Counsell QC, Patrick Sadd and Paul Livingston will be conducting a lunch-time briefing update and practice points review on the subject of abuse claims. Topics will include: Reviewing two High Court decisions: DSN v Blackpool Football Club and BXB v Watchtower Costs: the impact of the Defendants’ approach before and during trial Limitation climate: is it possible to forecast? Consequence for vicarious liability following Supreme Court decisions in Barclays and Morrisons The Speakers James specialises in acting for claimants in historical and more recent sex abuse claims against religious organisations, schools, the scouts and against football clubs and…

Events 20 May, 2020

Patrick Sadd acts for Secretary of State for Transport in test case appeals on heavy goods vehicle emission control

Patrick Sadd was recently instructed by the Secretary of State for Transport in a series of test case appeals affecting heavy good vehicle emissions. Fleet operators had appealed against decisions by the industry’s regulators, Traffic Commissioners shutting their businesses down. In each case vehicles had been fitted with Ad Blue emulators. These had the effect of by-passing the on-board emission control systems with a consequence that vehicles were running on public roads with pollutant NXo uncontrolled. The emulators gave the false impression that emissions were being controlled. Their use avoided the vehicle having to come off the road when faults developed in the on-board diagnostic system. In its decision the Upper Tribunal reviewed EU legislation on emission control and national…

News 8 Jan, 2020

Patrick Sadd speaking at Road Transport Conference

Patrick Sadd will be a guest speaker at the Road Transport Conference on Thursday 28th November 2019. As a leading barrister in the UK in European road transport regulation, Patrick will be presenting on AdBlue, as the DVSA begins a nationwide crackdown on truck emission cheats The conference brings together Operators, Transport and HR Managers, driver agencies and consultants who support businesses and drivers to share legal updates. Crown Court Judge, Christopher Donnellan QC will also be giving an insight into corporate manslaughter. To instruct Patrick or find out more, contact Graham Woods or Chris Rowe on +44 (0)20 7353 6381.

News 27 Nov, 2019

IICSA publishes report on children in care of Nottinghamshire Councils

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published its report into the institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City Councils. The report can be found here. The Inquiry found that “The sexual abuse of children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils was widespread in both residential and foster care in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s”. Counsel to the Nottingham investigation were all from Outer Temple Chambers: Patrick Sadd, Paul Livingston, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib. The Inquiry received accounts of sexual abuse from around 350 people formerly in the care of the Councils, but noted that the true number of accounts was likely to be higher. The…

News 31 Jul, 2019

The Nottinghamshire Investigation – Patrick Sadd as Lead Counsel

The Nottinghamshire Investigation opened this week with Patrick Sadd as Lead Counsel to the Investigation. Patrick is the only non-Silk running a strand of the many investigations making up the Inquiry. Patrick Sadd heads up a team of four Outer Temple barristers made up of Paul Livingston, Imogen Egan and Olinga Tahzib at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), led by Professor Alexis Jay. The investigation is focusing on three case studies – the institutional responses to and barriers to disclosure of sexual abuse at Beechwood Community Home, in foster care and between children. The first day of this national inquiry gave the overall background to the inquiry, including some of the concerns about abuse of children which were…

News 2 Oct, 2018

Patrick Sadd talks to Barnardo’s regional and national safeguarding leads

Patrick Sadd was invited to speak by David Beard, Barnardo’s Head of Corporate Safeguarding, at a quarterly meeting in London of the charity’s safeguarding leads from around the country on the Jersey Care Inquiry 2014-2017 and its relevance to fostering and safeguarding. Barnardo’s is both the largest children’s charity as well as a significant provider of fostering placements across the UK. Amongst other issues, it campaigns on and provides expertise in addressing child sexual exploitation and helping children and young people in or leaving the care system. As one of the Counsel to the Jersey Inquiry, Patrick discussed the background to the inquiry, its findings and its recommendations. He spoke in detail on a case study on the cover up…

News 26 Apr, 2018

Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Case Study on Child Migration closes

Closing statements were delivered in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s case study into the Child Migration Programmes yesterday, in which Paul Livingston is Junior Counsel to the Inquiry. The Child Migration Programmes, which continued until the 1970s, involved children being migrated from care or voluntary institutions in England & Wales, and being placed in institutions abroad, mostly in Australia and Canada. The Case Study was set up to investigate the extent of institutional failings of Government departments, public authorities, and voluntary institutions, relating to the sexual abuse suffered by some child migrants. The case study is part of the Inquiry’s investigation into ‘Children Outside the UK’ and heard from a large number of former child migrants, former Prime Minister…

News 27 Jul, 2017

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry publishes its report

Today the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry publishes its long-awaited report into child abuse on the island. Outer Temple were instructed as Counsel to this three-year inquiry which has investigated the care of children on the island of Jersey since 1945. Patrick Sadd, Harriet Jerram, Paul Livingston and Stephen Doherty worked alongside a team from Eversheds-Sutherland, instructed as Solicitors to the Inquiry. In 2008, Jersey attracted world-wide press attention following allegations of child sex abuse in Haut de La Garenne, a large children’s home on the island that had closed in the 1980s. There followed an extensive police investigation, ‘Operation Rectangle’. In 2010, the States of Jersey called for a public inquiry into children in care in children’s homes and fostered.…

News 3 Jul, 2017

Patrick Sadd and Tim Nesbitt in High Court case on scope of EU commercial transport regulatory system

The High Court has just delivered judgment in DVSA v Rowe, an appeal launched by the relevant executive arm of the Department of Transport in relation to an issue about the range of commercial vehicle operators who were the subject of the regulatory system for commercial transport prescribed by EU law. Patrick Sadd and Tim Nesbitt who are both recognised leaders in the field of commercial transport regulation, appeared respectively for the Department of Transport and the Respondent.

News 4 Apr, 2017

The legal remedies for victims of child abuse in English football

This piece was written for and first published by LawInSport. A copy of the original is available to view here. Watching the distress of footballer 43 year-old Andy Woodward disclosing his experience of being sexually abused as a boy from the age of 11 until 15 by Barry Bennell, his football coach, is a stark reminder if one were needed of the far-reaching emotional damage that abuse brings in its wake. There are no reported cases of claims within professional football brought by former players against their coaches for sexual abuse when playing in youth teams, football academies or as apprentice players. Claims against youth club leaders, sports coaches in schools and local clubs are not unusual and have been…

News 20 Dec, 2016

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