Raggett v The Society of Jesus Trust 1929 for Roman Catholic Purposes


Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Cases Citation

[2012] EWHC 3132 (QB)

14-day High Court trial on behalf of a former partner of a city solicitors firm who was sexually abused as a child at school. James’ role focussed on presenting the £4.5m quantum claim in the event that the claimant had been able to establish a causative link between the abuse and his subsequent professional failings as an adult. Ultimately that claim failed for reasons of medical causation, thereby restricting the value of the claim to more modest proportions commensurate with the injury suffered and treatment thereof. This claim is of significance in emphasising the difficulty in establishing a causative link between childhood abuse and subsequent personality traits.

Related Barristers

James Arney QC

James Arney QC
Year of Call: 1992
Year of Silk: 2021

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