Richard Scorer
Richard Scorer is a Partner in Pannone LLP Solicitors in Manchester ( He is best known for representing victims of child abuse in cases against the Catholic Church. Over the last 15 years he has successfully represented victims in many high profile cases.

Richard acted for victims of paedophile priest Father Michael Hill - the publicity surrounding these cases shamed the Catholic Church into sweeping reforms of child protection. Richard has acted in cases involving leading Catholic public schools such as Ampleforth and most recently on behalf of victims of Father William Green, a priest of the diocese of Salford.

Richard has also written and spoken widely on the legal issues in child abuse cases.

Blog Entries by Richard Scorer

Time for the Catholic Church to Open its Secret Archives

0 Comments | Posted 17 January 2012 | (23:00)

Before the child abuse scandal of the last decade, Catholic priests held influential and highly respected roles within the community. They enjoyed the trust of the public and unquestioned access to children. We know that created extensive opportunities for sexual abuse.

What we don't know is...

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High Court Urged to Rule Against Catholic Church's Claims That it is not Liable for Its Paedophile Priests

0 Comments | Posted 5 October 2011 | (00:00)

AN imminent ruling by the High Court will decide whether the Catholic Church is liable for the actions of its paedophile priests.

The ruling, due this month (Oct), will follow a little publicised case brought by a woman who alleges she was sexually abused by Father Wilfred Baldwin who...

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