Claims Advice Relating to Institutional Abuse Northern Ireland

Kearney Law Group is actively working to assist individuals affected by the legacy of Northern Ireland and Ireland’s shameful past.

With the recent publication of the report by both Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University into Mother and Baby Homes and Magdalene Laundries in Northern Ireland 1922 – 1990, and the conclusion of Ireland’s Commission Report, Kearney Law Group is keen to assist victims, who have been horrendously abused in obtaining compensation.

Expert in helping victims of abuse seek compensation, Kearney Law Group urges anyone who would like assistance in pursuing compensation to contact us.

Please register an interest with us now in order to avoid any delay in obtaining compensation.

How Kearney Law Group Can Help

Solicitor Advocate and Founder of Kearney Law Group, Paul Kearney is well placed to advise victims having previously appeared as a barrister during the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

In Northern Ireland, the Government have set up a redress scheme to compensate victims of institutional abuse.

Institutional Compensation Scheme – Northern Ireland

The Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Scheme was set up in March, 2020 to financially compensate anyone who suffered neglect, maltreatment or emotional, physical or sexual abuse in a residential institution in Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1995. The Scheme was set up after the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) prepared a report about abuse in residential institutions in Northern Ireland. It also provides compensation for children sent to Australia under the Child Migrant Programme. The Redress Scheme is still open and we can assist you in making application to it.

Who can make an application?

To make an application you must have been:

  • a child resident in a residential institution sometime between 1922 – 1995
  • a child sent to Australia under the Child Migrant Programme
  • a surviving spouse or civil or cohabiting partner or surviving child of a person who would have been entitled to make a claim for compensation but who died on or after 28th April,1953

How is compensation assessed?

There are 3 different amounts of compensation payable depending on the application:

  • a standard award of £10000
  • an enhanced award of £10001- £80000
  • an award of £20000 if compensation is being under the Child Migrant Programme (Australia)

How Kearney Law Group can help

We have extensive experience in dealing with claims for institutional abuse. We have previously advised clients in similar matters. If you are a victim or survivor (or family member of a deceased victim) of historical institutional abuse, we can help you in getting the support you need and recover compensation for you.

We can make the application for compensation on your behalf, deal with all matters arising from it and ensure that you are fully compensated for the abuse you suffered.

We can take instructions by phone or email. Our team of specialists are ready to help so call us today on (0044) 2871362299 or email us at [email protected].

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Belfast Office

Scottish Provident Building,
7 Donegall Square West,
Belfast, BT1 6JH

TEL: 02890 912 938

Derry Office

Bishop Street Chambers,
26-28 Bishop Street,
Derry, BT48 6PR

TEL: 02871 362 299

Kearney Law Group specialises in legal services relating to Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Historical Institutional Abuse and Mother and Baby Homes cases. We are committed to achieving the best results for our clients.

Contact us today to arrange your FREE initial consultation relating to any of the above matters.

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