Sexual Abuse Claim

DPP Law’s solicitors are highly experienced in the defence of sexual abuse claims. We will treat all allegations against you exceptionally seriously and keep all information confidential. Contact us on 0333 200 5859 for advice.

How our solicitors can help you

The specialist solicitors at DPP Law are highly experienced in defending those accused of military sexual assault. If you or a loved one have been accused of sexual assault while performing military service, we can help.

We know that, in many cases, the matter is very personal and can be emotionally distressing. It is likely that you will be worried about your reputation and your future in the military, but for these reasons, it is important that justice is pursued in order to clear your name.

Our solicitors will take the utmost care when dealing with your case, respecting your privacy at all times and ensuring that the facts are made clear when defending you in court.

All discussions will be completely confidential and sensitively handled, with no pressure on you to act. We can also help you to access further support if required. It is vitally important that you are properly compensated and that you achieve complete peace of mind.

Our military sexual abuse solicitors can also advise you on:

Additionally, we can offer assistance in any dealings with Veterans Affairs (regarding the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, for example) or the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Making a military sexual abuse claim

You must be able to defend yourself should an individual make false claims of sexual assault against you or a loved one. Furthermore, the MoD may also be liable to compensate you.

You are most likely to be able to pursue this if:

You were falsely reported as the perpetrator of sexual assault or abuse and were not given sufficient opportunity to defend yourself
The investigation into the alleged assault was not kept confidential

You may be eligible to make a variety of claims related to false claims of sexual assault in the military, including:

  • Compensation for damage or loss. This is applicable in cases where you have decided to leave the military as a direct result of your experience
  • Compensation for emotional distress. This may be hard to prove unless you have been diagnosed with PTSD or another mental illness resulting from the incident
  • Defamation. You may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the perpetrator

The first port of call when sexual assault is reported is usually the Military Police. However, their involvement is often assured only under the discretion of the MoD. On some occasions, this may mean that the false claim of sexual assault will be made to the civilian police instead.

If it’s not possible to contact the Military Police, we would recommend contacting the Civilian Police direct

The civilian police are required to immediately take over in cases of “very serious” crimes within a military setting. However, rape and serious sexual assault do not currently fall under that umbrella.

While it is important that there is a push to eliminate sexual assault in the military, sexual assault prevention and response methods should also take into account those who have been falsely accused.

If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, we can work alongside you to prove your innocence. If you are able to keep a record of incidents that can be corroborated, or if you have access to security footage or other records, this may significantly help your case.

At DPP Law, we understand the struggle of fighting your corner against false sexual assault claims. We will take an understanding and sensitive approach throughout proceedings. We’ll work alongside you to collect evidence and present a strong case in court or at any hearings.

You can call our offices at any time on 0333 200 5859 or fill in our online contact form and one of our legal experts will be in touch straight away. We will treat all information you give us as strictly confidential.

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