A former pupil of the Chetham School of Music claims attempts to expose the sexual abuse by teachers were ‘brushed aside’ and ‘covered up’ in the 1980’s.

Acclaimed Pianist Paul Lewis has been reported as saying “Every pupil was aware of what was going on,” however, adults feared whistle blowing would damage them professionally – not disimilar to the recent Jimmy Savlle scandal.

Police are now investigating allegations from more than 20 women, that they were abused sexually by up to ten male teachers at the school between 1970 and 1999.

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As experienced lawyers in this field, we understand that sexual abuse is an extremely upsetting issue to discuss and many victims of abuse have reservations and anxieties about coming forward and seeking compensation for the effect their experiences have had on them.

Whether you have been abused as an adult or a child, the experience can have devastating emotional and physical effects and we understand that it can be extremely difficult for you to find the confidence to make your voice heard.

At Abacus, we have a dedicated team of lawyers that have the expertise and experience necessary in handling such difficult situations, with compassion, sensitivity and understanding.

We will be your voice, working in highly specialist teams and with our support, empathy and guidance, we will help you make your claim for compensation, to get you the results you so rightly deserve.

If you need help and would like to speak to one of our team call us on 0161 833 0044 or email Marie Nielson at m.neilson@abacus-law.co.uk