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Are you a survivor of abuse who is seeking justice? If so, Ramsdens Solicitors can help you to make an abuse claim. We have the expertise and know-how required to guide you throughout the legal process, and will work tirelessly to ensure you have the support you need.

Our legal experts understand the lifelong impact that suffering abuse can have, which is why we will do our utmost to help you secure compensation to get your life back on track. We know that compensation cannot undo the suffering you have endured, but it can aid you when rebuilding your life in the best way possible.

Contact our child abuse claims solicitors today by calling 01484 821 500 for a no-obligation chat, or complete our contact form, and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you. We handle cases on a no win, no fee basis.

If you would prefer to be contacted when there is no one else around you, please let us know when a good time to call you back would be when completing our online form.

How we can help you to make an abuse claim

When deciding to discuss the abuse suffered, many survivors feel anxious and concerned about approaching others for advice. Questions that are common include: Will I be believed? Will the perpetrator follow through with their threats against me and my family, when they know I have disclosed the abuse? Will others understand that I still struggle with my feelings towards my abuser? Will others treat me differently when they know I have been abused?

We understand that speaking to anybody about abuse is difficult, and we will do everything we can to make you feel safe and to help you through the process.

The initial advice that we provide is always handled with the strictest of confidence and with respect for your ultimate decision. We will advise on all concerns and legal issues.

The team at Ramsdens has extensive experience in dealing with cases relating to many different types of abuse.

We have experience involving different forms of abuse in the following areas:

We can also offer specialist legal advice on the following:

Investigating cases of abuse can be complex and lengthy, and every person seeking to claim compensation for the injustice subjected on them will be treated sensitively and with care throughout their claim.

Our team has handled abuse claims for individuals and group actions, including complaints within the local authority, other public authorities and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).

Why choose us to handle your abuse claim?

Ramsdens Solicitors features in the Legal 500 as a recommended firm, which means we can be trusted to handle your abuse claim with the utmost professionalism. We have also been helping people across Yorkshire and further afield by providing high-quality legal advice for more than a century. The expertise we have gained over the years means your claim is in safe hands.

Our abuse claim team is headed by award-winning solicitor Natalie Marrison, who is a panel member for the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers. She is also accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and a member of the Law Society Personal Injury panel.

Natalie is a trustee of the charity Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) and is involved in continuing work projects to prevent child sexual exploitation.

By selecting Ramsdens to handle your child abuse claim, you will be provided with:

  • A free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case
  • No win, no fee representation
  • Early home visits
  • A friendly, confidential service
  • Rehabilitation assistance
  • Quick responses to all communication

Find out more about our awards and accreditations here.


Will my abuse claim be confidential?

Our team works with clients compassionately, listening to their experiences and treating each case sensitively. We understand how trauma can be a huge barrier for survivors of abuse and here at Ramsdens, we will endeavour to ensure that we provide our full support, signposting clients to relevant support agencies throughout the claim process, as well as handling the case with the strictest of confidentiality.

Survivors of sexual abuse will be given anonymity during their claim, safeguarding personal details, preventing publication and therefore protecting identity.

Is there a time limit for making an abuse claim?

It is possible to make a claim for compensation even if the abuse took place many years ago. Our specialist team can advise you in confidence about this. We offer free advice in the initial stages of your claim, with no obligation to proceed.

Is it possible to change solicitors during my abuse claim?

You can change your solicitor during your claim, if you feel that you are unhappy with the advice you have received or feel that they are not a specialist in abuse law.

We are happy to offer you free initial advice on this matter and provide you with the options available to you.

Should you feel that a claim you have already made with another firm was settled at an unsatisfactory level or not dealt with properly, please do not hesitate to contact our team. You can read more information on seeking compensation here.

How much will my abuse claim cost?

We handle abuse claims on a no win, no fee basis, which means you can access our legal services without any financial risks to you. We can advise you whether to make a claim through the government-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).


Our abuse claims team is dedicated to helping survivors to claim compensation. If you think you may have a claim and wish to speak to us in confidence, please contact our team of experienced solicitors today on 01484 821 500, email us at or complete our online contact form and we will be in touch.

Ramsdens are one of the leading firms in the country when it comes to litigating historic sexual abuse claims on behalf of claimants."

The Legal 500, 2021

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