News

Tracey Emmott has been quoted or represents the claimant in the following news stories:

13.04.17 Child abuse survivor wins out-of-court settlement, giving evidence against establishment figures

20.08.13: Canon Rideout victims come forward to pursue civil claims

Former priest is jailed for 10 years for abuses against children in the 60s and 70s.

26 April 2013: Child abuse cover up admitted by Bishop of Chichester

Dr Martin Warner, the Bishop of Chichester has admitted to a former choirboy, abused as a child by an Anglican priest, Roy Cotton, in East Sussex, that there was a cover-up. In a private letter of apology to Gary Johnson, Dr Warner wrote "There has been deception and cover-up here".

18.05.12: our case JGE v Diocese of Portsmouth reported in the Guardian - Catholic church claims no responsibility.

JGE v diocese of portsmouth - The appeal is part of a civil action brought by Miss JGE (name withheld). She claims that she was sexually abused by a Catholic priest whilst resident in a children's home run by the church.

29.03.12 - Compensation Scheme finally set up for Jersey care victims

A call by Tracey Emmott 4 years ago for Jersey care victims to be awarded proper compensation finally reaches fruition today.

Call for Public Inquiry published in The Times

BBC report into a letter from a group of solicitors calling for a public inquiry into abuse within the church, published in The Times on January 17th 2012.

Court rules that Catholic church is responsible for child abuse by clergy

The High Court in London has ruled that the Catholic church is responsible for child abuse committed by its clergy.

Milton Keynes Council ordered to pay £320k for failings of predecessor authority in abuse case.

A High Court judge has ordered a unitary authority to pay almost £320,000 in damages to four claimants who suffered "the most appalling" abuse at the hands of their father.

July 2011 - Court to decide Catholic church liability for priest abuse

Judge asked to decide if relationship between bishop and priest is similar to that between employers and staff.

March 2011 - Sussex paedophile priest cheated justice in death

A paedophile priest kept his freedom until he died after Sussex Police destroyed his victims' paperwork.

February 2011 - Stowmarket child abuse claim settled out of court

A girl from the Stowmarket area who was sexually abused by her grandfather has been awarded a six figure sum including costs in compensation for her psychological injuries.

November 2010 - Church of England Safeguarding Failings

BBC News report into victims of Roy Cotton.

November 2010 - Church probing claims over priests

The Church is probing claims over priests continuing to work despite being accused of serious child abuse offences.

September 2010 - Paedophile's victim suing him for £100k

September 2010 - Paedophile's victim suing him for £100k

August 2010 - Bedford Law Firm wins national recognition

Bedford law firm Emmott Snell & Co is celebrating after the country's biggest personal injury campaigning group awarded a quality kitemark in recognition of its expertise and professionalism.

26 August 2008 - Damages claims for Jersey abuse 'blocked' - The Independent

Negotiations between Jersey's law officers and representatives of dozens of residents of Haut de la Garenne children's home have failed to establish a right to compensation which victims' lawyers say could cost the island tens of millions of pounds.

26 August 2008 - Jersey abuse compensation claims blocked - The Telegraph

Jersey's legal authorities are refusing to consider compensation for sexual abuse allegedly carried out between the 1960s and 1980s, saying they can only do so for incidents that occurred after May 1991.

4 February 2008 - Lotto rapist ruling clears way for claims - The Guardian

Hertfordshire women win a landmark victory in Britain's highest court, opening the way for thousands of other victims of sexual assault to claim compensation.

4 February 2008 - Ruling means compensation fight can be launched

A dramatic ruling in the House of Lords last week means a Luton lawyer can now fight for compensation for two women who were abused as young girls. Law lords decided courts should be able to use their own discretion to extend a six-year time limit on making a claim.