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Abuse and exploitation

Acting on behalf of those who have suffered abuse

At Leigh Day we fight for you. You are not alone. We understand what abuse does to you, and we can help you too. 

Our specialist legal team is rated as one of the best in the UK, with a track record of success over three decades. Our clients have suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse, or emotional or mental abuse, resulting in psychiatric injury, trauma, or physical injury. They are survivors of child abuse or vulnerable adults, like the older people or people with a learning disability.

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Abuse claim - James' story

James was sexually assaulted in a health clinic.

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Childhood abuse claim - a client's story

A man in his fifties, has secured a five-figure settlement in his claim for childhood abuse he suffered whilst in local authority care

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You can use civil law to hold your abuser or those who facilitated the abuse, to account, to get answers, an apology, or to seek compensation for the wrong you’ve survived. Compensation can help rebuild your life: enabling you to access education and training, or therapy.

The very act of deciding to sue your abuser can be the first step to taking back power. Time limits do apply to abuse claims, but you may be able to claim compensation even if the abuse occurred many years ago.

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Why Leigh Day?

Over 120 claims

Successfully settling over 120 claims for compensation on behalf of families who were neglected and abused, leading to their early death at Stafford Hospital

Six-figure sum

Securing a six-figure sum for a mother and her children who were abused by immigration escorts

Over 3 decades

Our specialist legal team is rated as one of the best in the UK, with a track record of success over three decades. 


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Successful personal injury claim brought for sexual harassment in the workplace

A healthcare professional has settled a claim against her hospital trust employer following sexual harassment and assaults she experienced from a co-worker.

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Compensation secured for female patient following sexual assault at Essex mental health hospital

A settlement has been secured for a woman who reported she was sexually assaulted by a health care assistant working for the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in 2018.

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Army cadet leaders jailed for abuse of teenage girl

Army cadet leaders have been jailed for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl in their troop.

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Children’s hospital porter jailed for sex abuse crimes

A former porter at Great Ormond Street Hospital has been jailed for at least 18 years after he admitted sexual offences against young boys.