5 Essex Court


29 Nov 18 Back to Listing

Jason Beer QC,  Alan Payne and Jonathan Dixey act in Child Sex Abuse Inquiry: Accountability and Reparations Investigation

This week the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse started an important hearing into accountability and reparations for victims of sexual abuse. Over the next three weeks the Inquiry will hear evidence of the appalling sexual abuse inflicted over decades on children in State operated schools and the difficulties that these victims have faced in seeking to obtain accountability and reparation for the sexual abuse they suffered. The Inquiry will issue a report with recommendations as to changes that should be made to the legal approach to historic child sex abuse cases and improvements that should be considered to  support systems for victims of sexual abuse.

Jason Beer QC and Jonathan Dixey are instructed on behalf of the Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. Alan Payne is instructed by Durham Constabulary.