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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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Victoria was professional, forthright, clear and had good boundaries
I felt confident that the legal advice [Victoria] gave me was offered with my best interests at heart.
Victoria is a very nice person, easy to speak to and very understanding.
[Victoria] didn't once make me feel uneasy when I was speaking with her about delicate matters.
Victoria and Mark have an outstanding knowledge about the effects of Professional Abuse.
At all times, received sensitive, professional and caring help.
I will always be grateful for this team's human approach.
Victoria made what would have been a stressful experience, stressless.
Questions were answered immediately, always in a friendly but professional manner.
I didn't find it at all stressful and I hope others will do the same if they encounter a rogue therapist.
[I] had a very negative impression of what Solicitors would be like. I am very pleased to say this was totally wrong!
Victoria was always very patient, helpful and provided excellent guidance and advice.
Mark and Victoria were extremely supportive. I can safely say I was never let down by my team.
I would not hesitate in highly recommending your services to future Clients.
I have been terribly impressed by the honesty, integrity and dedication of the professionals who worked on my case.
I feel so fortunate to have found a solicitor who specialises in therapy abuse as such cases are very complex to comprehend.