In their latest discussion, Alan Collins and Sam Barker from the Abuse team consider the highly publicised Cardinal Pell child sexual abuse case. Pell is the most senior Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of child sexual abuse. His application for bail was yesterday withdrawn by the Judge and he will be held in custody until sentencing on 13 March.
Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals. Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).
Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).
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