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16 April 2021 | Witness Appeals | Article by Danielle Vincent

Witness Appeal: Appeal to support victim abused by Richard Chipchase

Our Senior Associate, Danielle Vincent, is representing a client who was sexually assaulted by her maths teacher, Richard Chipchase, whilst she attended Woodchurch High School in Wirral, Merseyside.

Danielle explains more about the case below;

“Richard Chipchase abused his position as a teacher at this school for a number of years during the early 2000’s until 2011,when his employment ended.

Prior to this, Richard Chipchase had worked at Weatherhead High School in Wallasey in the 90’s.

Richard Chipchase has pleaded guilty to a number of offences against my client and was sentenced on 15 April 2021 to 27 months custodial sentence and in addition he will now be placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.

The culture at the time of the abuse was not to speak out about child abuse. I frequently see survivors who are only able to speak out about the abuse they suffered years after it took place especially when there has been a period of grooming from a person in a position of trust. I am therefore seeking evidence in support of my client’s case.

If you or anyone you know was sexually or physically abused by Richard Chipchase and are willing to assist my client in her pursuit for justice or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact me on 07966738012 or by email [email protected].

We want to reassure all those who contact us we will deal with this in a sensitive and confidential matter.

Author bio

Danielle Vincent

Senior Associate

Danielle is a Senior Associate in the Abuse Specialist Personal Injury Department. She specialises in representing survivors of abuse and has experience in bringing claims against a number of institutions as well as individual abusers.

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