Outer Temple barrister secures out-of-court settlement for child-abuse survivor

Outer Temple Chambers barrister Patrick Sadd, instructed by Anthony Gold, has won damages of £350,000 for a claimant who was abused as a child and subsequently suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and psychosis and had an extensive history of self-harm and attempted suicide.

The 45-year-old was abused by the volunteer leader of a branch of a youth organisation. The case was settled on a global basis with no particular breakdown of damages.

Sadd, who specialises in child-abuse law, is currently working on the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry.