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Andrew Lord

Associate solicitor

Andrew Lord is an associate solicitor in the abuse claims team.

Abuse

Andrew is a solicitor representing survivors of abuse in civil claims for compensation. 

Heartfelt thanks to you for your support and commitment on my behalf.

Client of Andrew

What people say

“Throughout this tricky and sometimes stressful case, you have been very sensitive and patient, always explaining the various litigation jargon and procedure so that I was able to understand.” 

Legal expertise

Since joining Leigh Day in 2014 Andrew has represented survivors in claims for abuse in various children’s homes, voluntary organisations (such as the Scouts and various cadet forces), religious organisations and sports clubs. He has also brought claims against individuals and been instructed on several cases involving peer-on-peer abuse, including in public law proceedings.

A number of Andrew’s key successes at Leigh Day include:

  1. Acting in a number of group claims, including for residents of Swaylands School, former pupils of Royal Alexandra and Albert School and children placed in Grafton Close Children’s Home;

  2. Obtained compensation for an abuse survivor whose claim was initially defended on the basis of an abuse of process due to an earlier unsuccessful civil action;

  3. Successfully concluded a claim which had been rejected by a number of other specialist firms; and

  4. Secured a Freezing Injunction over the home of an individual perpetrator of abuse.

Andrew is regularly requested to comment on matters of child abuse in national and local press, and has featured on BBC news, ITV news and LBC radio amongst others. He has also been asked to advise on storylines involving child abuse for a television drama. 

Previously Andrew has been involved with a number of charities including Victim Support, the Citizens Advice Bureau and the International Women’s Initiative, and is qualified in OCSL Sign Language. He is also a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.

In 2013 Andrew was Highly Commended as QualitySolicitors Rising Star of the Year and shortlisted for the Law Society Young Lawyer of the Year.

News and blogs

News Article
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Abuse claims

​Abuse scandal school ordered to stop admitting new pupils

A Catholic boarding school where “appalling sexual abuse” of children was exposed in a damning report has been banned from admitting new pupils.

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Abuse claims Teachers Jonathan Clayton

Mandatory legal requirement for teachers to report suspected abuse is needed now more than ever

Solicitor Andrew Lord, who specialises in representing survivors of abuse, discusses the recent case of Jonathan Clayton and argues that the case strengthens the need for mandatory reporting of suspected abuse by professionals working with children.

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Abuse claims

The honours system - where is the transparency for abuse survivors?

Andrew Lord discusses the need for greater accountability in the honours systems to ensure those guilty of child abuse are automatically stripped of their titles

I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and diligence over this case, your sensitivity and personal attention have made an incredibly tough time much more bearable.

Client of Andrew