Forbes Insurance Department has specialised in assisting Local Authority Social Services departments for many years. Our experience dates back to high profile multi-party actions in the 1990's such as the litigation relating to Scotforth House. Forbes Social Services specialists have a lengthy history of robust defences. Our cases have been taken to the Court of Appeal regarding fundamental and changing areas of the law of Social care litigation such as the significant case of AD and OH v Bury MBC.
Over recent years a breadth of issues have become the subject of litigation. Our specialist Social Services group within Forbes Insurer Large Loss team now deals with issues as diverse as Child Sexual Exploitation, Human rights and deprivation of liberty matters, Child protection, Failure to remove allegations, neglect, unsupported adoption cases and most recently allegations of abuse by high profile perpetrators which inevitably attract significant media interest.
We are also regularly instructed at the outset of matters to deal with the Data Protection Act and Freedom of information Act requests and advise on the complex issues of disclosure and subsequent litigation from cradle to grave.
Trust Forbes Social Services team to deal with these types of claims in a sensitive manner, attempting to deflect or reduce media interest where ever possible. We provide secure internet links and security options for clients' sensitive documentation and a client centred approach to all claims.
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