The Northern Ireland Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced that she intends to strengthen the existing law to provide more comprehensive protection for children from sexual exploitation and to specifically ban the offence of “upskirting”.Continue reading
Following conclusion of the substantive hearings in the child migration case study the IICSA is making progress across many areas. It is also gradually making its position clear on how it will deal with evidence and the conclusions it will reach including on the thorny issue of whether it needs to make findings of fact about specific allegations.
BLM has published the latest edition of it’s Abuse News Briefing, a digest of news and developments related to child sexual abuse. Continue reading
A judge in the Republic of Ireland recently awarded a claimant 200,000 Euros in aggravated damages as part of his claim as a historical abuse victim, made against the perpetrator directly. Domestically we routinely see claimant solicitors attempting to increase their clients’ settlements by claiming awards for aggravated and, less frequently, exemplary damages. Continue reading