No one is more experienced
We are a specialist team of lawyers based in London serving adults who have experienced sexual abuse during their childhood by priests, clergy, teachers, headmasters and others in a position of trust. We believe that representing a survivor of sexual abuse is much more than a legal mission; it's our cause. We use our litigation experience and skills to achieve justice for those who have been harmed and betrayed by trusted individuals and institutions. If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse call us today for a free and confidential discussion.
AO Advocates Senior Advisor and Counsel, Jeff Anderson, has 25 years of experience in the United States obtaining civil justice for thousands of victims of clergy sex abuse. His vast experience is combined with the UK and international legal expertise of London-based solicitors Ann Olivarius, Thomas Beale, and Zoe Johannes.
Begin your journey with us
To start on your path toward recovery, please contact us. You will be put in touch with an experienced member of our legal team, who will work with you to determine how best to proceed with your claim against the person or institution that caused you harm.
“I would like to hope that nobody else would ever need to go through this experience, but as we both know sadly there are a great number of people. I hope they find someone with your special skills to represent them. To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites, as you are kind and understanding to your clients.”
"I really don't think my case would have been successful had you not been working on it. Thank you for listening properly to what I was trying to say, and then interpreting coherently for others to understand."
"Having to go into great detail about unsavoury things from my past that I would prefer to forget was made much easier by your very calm and understanding nature. You were able to put me at ease enough to open up about these things, which I have kept buried for years."
"You [Senior Associate, Thomas Beale], and the team there, have done a great job and I'm very pleased I chose to approach AO Advocates. It's been a pleasure (as much as that's possible under the circumstances!) working with you and getting to know you, and you've handled things with great sensitivity and humanity, for which I'm very grateful, and without which this all might not have been possible, so thank you."