Society’s Darkest Crimes: A Legal Analysis of Historic Sexual Abuse Claims

This is a seminar intended for both claimant and defendant practitioners.


Tuesday 2nd July 2019


6pm – 7pm (registration from 5.45pm)
There will be a drinks reception following the seminar.


39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane

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This seminar is free to attend.

Speakers include:

  • William Norris QC (chair)
  • Caroline Allen
  • Emma Corkill
  • Nicola Kohn

Topics include:

  • Caroline Allen – Limitation:
    • Overview of statutory framework and leading cases
    • How long is too long?  Key considerations
    • Reasons for delay
    • Prejudice
    • Fair trial
    • Other considerations: insurance, quantum, CICA, etc
  • Emma Corkill – Vicarious Liability:
    • Catholic Welfare / Maga / Two stage test
    • Examples of close connection
    • Independent contractors and the Barclays Bank case
  • Nicola Kohn – Capacity:
    • Consent
    • Consent vs capacity: different legal tests in the criminal and civil courts
    • Grooming and power imbalances: prohibited relationships in law

Key Contact:


Beth Williams

Beth Williams / 0207 832 1155


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NB: This programme of speakers and talks is subject to change.

The venue has full disabled access, however, if you do have any special requirements, please contact Beth.

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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