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Simpson Millar names new Head of Abuse Law Team

Consumer law firm promotes Liam Goggin to lead its national team of abuse law experts

Simpson Millar has promoted Liam Goggin to Head of Abuse Law in a move that further bolsters the Public Law Division’s senior management leadership team.

Based out of the firm’s Manchester office, and specialising in child abuse claims against public bodies, including schools, religious or charitable organisations, social services and the police, Liam brings nine years’ experience to the role.

A member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, the promotion sees him officially take on the role of leading the 10-strong national team, having recently acted as Interim Head of Department.

During this time Liam has overseen a large number of procedural and cultural changes within the team, which also handles civil cases against individuals who have been criminally convicted of abuse, including representing clients in group actions, and pursuing Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) claims.

He has also represented clients in a number of high-profile cases against football clubs such as Crewe Alexandra and Manchester City FC, as well as representing clients in the national inquiry in London, and to claim for compensation as part of the Lambeth redress scheme.

Commenting on his promotion Imogen Jolley, Head of Public Law at Simpson Millar, said he brings with him ‘unrivalled insight’ into complex areas of abuse law, and that his passion for securing justice on behalf of his clients ‘resonated throughout the department’.

She added: “Liam’s expertise and insight into some of the more complex aspects of bringing a claim against public bodies, and particularly under the CICA, has secured justice on behalf of hundreds of clients.

“Likewise, his passion and dedication for the work that he does has put him front and centre of some of the highest profile abuse cases in recent years, and his passion has truly resonated throughout the team during his time as interim head of department.

“We are therefore delighted to announce his promotion and delighted to welcome him as a permanent member of the senior management team within the public law department.”

Commenting on his new role Liam said: “I am proud and privileged to have been named as head of abuse law at Simpson Millar, and to have the opportunity to continue to lead such a talented and dedicated team of legal experts.

“Collectively we are focused on securing access to justice on behalf of clients who have been let down by the very people who should have been there to protect them. This commitment to opening up the law, and to making sure that they are on hand to help anyone in need of legal support, is what makes this role so rewarding.”

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