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Professional Abuse

Professional Abuse

Our team, headed by Mark Hollinghurst, specialises in legal issues relating to abuse and negligence by psychotherapists and counsellors, and the breach of appropriate personal boundaries by other health and social care professionals.

We pursue civil claims for damages, and also advise on complaint/regulatory processes. We always act for the client and not for the professional.

Trust, confidentiality and communication

We recognise that it is important to be able to trust your lawyer. The reasons for this are obvious – you have previously trusted a professional and had your trust abused. Can you trust another professional? You are certainly entitled to do so and we aim to offer a safe and secure environment in which to pursue your claim.

We understand from the outset that the information you give to us will be distressing for you and that this information is confidential.

We act for clients all over England and Wales, and aim to give clear advice. We are used to working with clients long-distance and establish clear and effective ways of communicating with you during the course of the legal process.

Key Individuals

Position: Partner
Sec: 01302 308 663
T: 01302 380223
Position: Litigation Executive
T: 01302 308685


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I chose Mark after doing a lot of research into my options and I was impressed with him and his team from the outset.
I feel so fortunate to have found a solicitor who specialises in therapy abuse as such cases are very complex to comprehend.
I have been terribly impressed by the honesty, integrity and dedication of the professionals who worked on my case.
On a personal level – and this was a very personal case – I found Mark to be supportive and extremely knowledgeable about the issues surrounding my case which made this difficult process much easier for me.
At all times, I received sensitive, professional and caring help at a time when things were very difficult. I will always be grateful for this team's human approach. Thank you!
Mark and Victoria were extremely supportive. I can safely say I was never let down by my team. I now feel I can start to put the dreadful events of abuse behind me and start to move on with my life.