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James Counsell QC to speak at APIL Abuse Conference 2022

James Counsell QC will be speaking at the APIL Abuse Conference 2022, which is being held in association with ACAL. The event will take place on 23th June 2022. Outer Temple’s James Counsell QC, is due to be speaking at this year’s 14th annual APIL Abuse Conference 2022, held in association with ACAL. The conference will be held at the Marriot Marble Arch Hotel in London on the 23rd of June. This will be a hybrid event; delegates and attendees will choose whether they would like to attend in person or virtually. Topics for this event include: Survivors of sexual abuse and the criminal justice systemClient welfare and the role of the ISVAVicarious liabilityThe latest on failure to remove claimsClaims…

Events, Personal Injury 31 May, 2022

Latest development in ongoing Civil Action against Manchester City FC – Barry Bennell to give evidence

Convicted paedophile Barry Bennell, is to give evidence for the first time, in the ongoing trial against Manchester City FC. James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley continue to act in this ongoing trial for eight victims. On Tuesday 30 November, Manchester City FC will open its case, relying on evidence from the perpetrator himself, Barry Bennell. Bennell is serving a 34-year prison sentence for around 90 separate sexual offences perpetrated against children. Bennell is likely to say that he played no part in Manchester City FC’s youth operations. The case will be the first time that Bennell has ever given live evidence about the circumstances surrounding his crimes; having elected not to give evidence (despite, at times, entering not guilty…

News, Personal Injury, Sports 29 Nov, 2021

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley appear in the High Court in sexual abuse claim against Manchester City FC

James Counsell QC and Ben Bradley represent eight victims in the High Court, seeking damages from Manchester City FC after suffering sexual abuse from one of the country’s most prolific sex offenders. James and Ben represent eight claimants who were subjected to sexual abuse by Barry Bennell whilst they were playing for Manchester City FC junior or ‘feeder teams’. These teams were set up by the Defendant, Manchester City FC, for the purpose of seeking to recruit a steady source of highly talented young footballers who were then of an age (under 14) when they could not be formally signed up to schoolboy contracts.  James told the Court that Barry Bennell was recruited by the Defendant to scout promising young…

News, Personal Injury, Sports 25 Oct, 2021

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