Working under the supervision of Mark Hollinghurst the Head of the team, Victoria Thackstone will be your main point of contact in the Professional Abuse team.
We have specialised for many years pursuing civil claims relating to negligent treatment and the breach of appropriate personal boundaries by psychotherapists and counsellors, whether it be in a private or NHS setting.
We also pursue civil claims relating to abusive treatment and the breach of appropriate personal boundaries by many other healthcare professionals again, whether it be in a private or NHS setting.
We always act on behalf of the Client, never the professional/practitioner. We act for Clients throughout the UK.
The type of healthcare professionals we have pursued claims against is wide-ranging and includes psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses, GPs and health and social care professionals, to name a few.
In addition to pursuing civil claims for damages, we are also able to advise on complaint/regulatory processes.
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.