AO Advocates case featured in The Observer

A client of AO Advocates was recently featured in The Observer, in an article about the historical child sex abuse claims against the Verona Fathers that took place at Mirfield Junior Seminary in Yorkshire. In recent months, 11 former pupils have settled out of court with the Verona Fathers, also known as the Comboni Missionaries. The article highlighted the fact that our client, Mark Murray, received a settlement of £30,000. 

The article also featured one of AO Advocates' solicitors, Kathleen Hallisey:

The amounts paid are “disgustingly small,” says Kathleen Hallisey of AO Advocates who act for Mark. “Despite the publicity surrounding Pope Francis’s commission on abuse, our experience is that they are denying in every case and people need to know that. People think it’s great that the Vatican is finally recognising this issue, but that’s not trickling down to litigation. They are still fighting every case.”