Child Abuse Litigation

WillisPalmer has a team of experienced social workers who can undertake this skilled work backed up by administrative staff who are well acquainted with social work records.

Expert Opinion in respect of cases where there may be a Failure in Duty of Care or Failure to Protect

When a claim is being made against an organisation in respect of potential negligence and the manner in which it handled a child care case – there are three critical elements where we are able to help.

Rest assured, our team of expert social workers and psychologists have extensive post-qualification experience within a range of care environments. They have direct knowledge of operating within many safeguarding teams and are able to provide expert opinion on whether the care given (within a range of environments), was what would have been reasonable social work practice at that time.

Capacity to Instruct

We are able to provide clear recommendations on whether there is a sufficient case to be put forward. Our expert social workers and psychologists are able to complete capacity to instruct reports – providing you with a simple answer as to whether there is the potential to claim.


Our team is trained and supervised by Executive Consultant, Philip King, who has a strong national reputation for his work in this field.

Preparation of Case Records

Examination, filing and sorting of case bundles (sometimes reaching over 20 lever arch files per case) require an expert social worker to sift, analyse and sort into a manageable form. Critically, this professional eye is essential to constructing a fair and balanced chronology.

WP is an organisation you can trust when commissioning us to undertake case record preparation or expert reports, you are guaranteed a high-quality report, completed to the best standard by practitioners with over 20 years’ experience.

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