Helping you claim for historic child abuse and sexual abuse

Understanding & Support

If you have suffered child abuse, even if it was a long time ago, our highly experienced, specialist team of child abuse lawyers can help you get the compensation and closure you deserve.

We understand that very often, we might be the first people a survivor talks to about what happened to them in the past and for that reason, we do our best to put people at ease and make the process of making a claim as easy as possible.

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Your and your team are amazing. I will never ever forget you and I will forever have a place in my heart I'll recommend you to anyone but I hope I don't have to. Continue to do your amazing work you will change so many lives for the better.

Thank you for all your much appreciated hard work. I will truly never forget your kindness towards me. Your patience, respect and understanding at all times was beyond words. The sincere compassion shown meant more to me than words could ever express. This firm will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Your help in pursuing and fighting my case is greatly appreciated, not by just myself but my whole family. Only through the progression of the case have I found it easier to talk about it and this has helped deal with something I had locked away since the day I left the school. It has allowed me to talk about my experiences far more openly and without the stigma of shame I had felt for so long.

I would like to express my profound heartfelt gratitude to Lisa Gafarov for all her hard work and understanding when representing me. She fought passionately for my case for two years. Within this time, never once did I feel it was about the money for her. She was very considerate and dealt with many personal matters in a caring and professional way. You don’t know how much your passion impacts the lives of others. For this I am forever grateful. I would recommend your firm a hundred times over.

Lambeth Council child abuse

Verisona Law is playing an active role in the current hearings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).  Verisona Law represents the second largest group of core participants in the Inquiry.  The evidence provided to the Inquiry has already given specific insight into the horrific extent of Lambeth Council’s failings, which are likely to have led to such a level of negligence (and alleged corruption) that hundreds, maybe thousands of people are still living with the effects.  Lambeth Council was responsible for some of the most vulnerable children and instead of protecting and nurturing them, they put them at risk of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

In addition to the Inquiry, we are continuing to act for many survivors in applying for compensation under the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme.

£6.7m recovered for survivors

Versisona Law continues to support survivors of abuse suffered whilst in the care of Lambeth Council in their fight for justice.  Whist Lambeth Council has apologised generally for the abuse suffered by the survivors, Verisona Law is helping individuals obtain personal apologies as well as financial compensation.  We have already recovered over £6.7 million in compensation for survivors under the Redress Scheme. Read our full press release here.

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Experienced Abuse Solicitors

We have substantial experience in bringing claims against the following people and organisations:

  • Foster carers
  • Schools and colleges
  • Churches and religious organisations
  • Sports clubs
  • Scouts
  • Celebrities and public figures
  • Claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)

People always have lots of questions before pursuing a child abuse claim: ‘do I have a case?’, ‘what will happen if I start a claim?’, ‘will family and friends find out?’, ‘will I have to go to court?’. If you feel able to talk, we are available for an initial conversation, free of charge, without obligation and in total confidence.

We can discuss your experiences and if you would like us to, make some discreet enquiries. From this we should be able to advise you if we think you have a winnable case and explain your options.

Team Members

Lisa Gafarov

Litigation Executive – Historic Abuse

Marie Forbes

Associate – Team Leader of Dispute Resolution Teams Hampshire

David Hawkins

Litigation Executive – Historic Abuse

Charlotte Attwood

Litigation Assistant


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We deal with matters in the strictest of confidence. We understand that very often, we might be the first people a survivor talks to about what happened to them in the past and for that reason, we do our best to put people at ease and make the process of making a claim as easy as possible.

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