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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 and against football clubs and other sporting bodies. He has acted for the successful Claimants in both cases being reviewed at this event.

Patrick has expertise in historical and present day abuse claims stemming from a wide variety of settings including religious institutions and groups, schools, care and foster homes, football clubs, youth and scouting groups and family settings, as well as in local authority “failure to remove” claims post CN –v- Poole. Patrick was Lead Counsel in the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry (2013-2016) and the IICSA investigation into sexual abuse of children in the care of the Nottingham Councils (2017-2019).

Paul is currently instructed in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. He has been instructed as Junior Counsel to the Inquiry on three different strands: Child Migration case study, children in the care of Nottinghamshire Councils, and child sexual exploitation by organised networks.

Find Out More

To find out more about any our speakers, contact Practice Director Graham Woods on or call +44 (0)20 7353 6381 for a confidential discussion.

Webinars & Recordings 4 Jun, 2020


James Counsell KC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Paul Livingston

Call: 2012

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