Abuse claims expected to surge

25 Jul 2016

BLM abuse expert Paula Jefferson has spoken to Post about the ever-increasing rise in physical and sexual abuse claims and what insurers are doing to react.


Paula Jefferson, partner at BLM, has noticed a rise in abuse claims since the Savile and Rotherham cases and said: "This is an area of the law that has developed significantly over the last 10 to 15 years and it's particularly topical at the moment due to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse," she says. "Everyone will pretty much accept that certainly there has been a rise in claims post-Jimmy Savile."


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