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If you have, or suspect you have, been the victim of sexual assault, our expert lawyers can help you

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If you have, or suspect you have, been the victim of sexual assault, you can receive discreet and wholly confidential advice from our expert team of lawyers, all highly experienced in dealing with sexual assault claims.

Sexual, or indecent, assault is an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation, in the form of a sexual act and which is inflicted without consent. It may also involves forcing or coercing/manipulating someone to witness or participate in any sexual acts, suffered during childhood or adulthood.

An increasingly common form of sexual assault involves spiking someone’s drink with alcohol or drugs, or injecting them with an unknown substance. This can be with the intention of carrying out a sexual assault, and the victim therefore has no recollection of it and can’t be sure if it happened. In this and other such cases, an experienced sexual assault solicitors can help you in reporting the offence to the relevant authorities and in obtaining the forensic evidence required to prove that a sexual assault has taken place.

Rape Crisis England and Wales estimates that nearly half a million adults are sexually assaulted in England and Wales each year, with only 15% of those who experience sexual violence choosing to report it to the police. As experienced sexual assault lawyers we have successfully prosecuted claims for many victims of sexual assault who were initially reluctant to pursue that claim for entirely understandable reasons. With Price Slater Gawne, you can be assured of a discreet, empathetic and genuinely human approach to your claim.

If a sexual assault case is taken to a criminal or civil court, no compensation will be given to the victim.  A victim will be required to file a personal injury claim to attain compensation. A personal injury claim for sexual assault could result in:

  • general damages: For pain, suffering, and loss of amenity
  • special damages: For past and future losses such as costs for specialist psychological treatment
  • aggravated damages: depending on case circumstances, a victim may be liable to request that compensation be given for an injury to the victim’s emotional state being aggravated by the circumstances when the injury was caused, or the conduct of the defendant after the act was committed.

Our specialist team here at Price Slater Gawne has extensive experience in sexual assault claims: we treat our all clients with the utmost respect, because we understand how challenging it can be to come forward with a sexual assault claim. If you believe you have been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact us today on 0161 615 5554, or email Your case will be handled with the utmost sensitivity and discretion.

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