Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Windfall for Lawyers: Lord Janner could now be sued for £2.5million in civil court

Lord Janner's alleged victims could sue him for £2.5million after being denied justice for the fourth time in 25 years when the CPS refused to prosecute him.

Police have identified 25 people who claim the Labour peer attacked them and each could claim for up to £100,000.

One man, allegedly attacked by Janner when he was living in a children's homes between 1981 and 1988, has already instructed lawyers to sue him and Leicestershire County Council for damages.

His solicitor Peter Garsden, president of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, has said that after a string of bungled investigations suing 'may be the only way the alleged victims are going to get some sort of justice'.  (more...)

Meanwhile, the academics are cashing in on speaking opportunities:

A fascinating ecology of beneficiaries of child sexual abuse.

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