Pearse Mehigan & Company is one of Ireland’s leading law firms in the area of physical, emotional, psychological and sexual assault and childhood abuse actions. We have a great deal of experience in all areas of abuse law and have represented hundreds of victims of abuse ranging from institutional abuse, clerical abuse, childhood abuse and abuse both within and outside of the family.
We appreciate that talking about sexual assault and abuse is extremely stressful and traumatic and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable with your Solicitor.
We aim to provide easy access to information for child and adult survivors of abuse on all aspects of this complex area of law and are committed to helping you vindicate your civil legal rights and maximise on the legal remedies and redress available to you.
As your Solicitor, our job is to advise you on the law and help you through any legal proceedings that you want to initiate. We must remain objective if we are to help you properly and we are not qualified to counsel you or give you any psychological help. We do however work very closely with One in Four – an organisation that professionally supports men and women who have experienced sexual violence.
We offer victims an initial consultation in order to get a basic grasp of what has happened to you. This first meeting gives you an opportunity to get to know us and get across the basic points. Whatever you tell us will remain completely confidential and will not be revealed to anyone without your authority.
These cases take time as we need to gather as much information as possible to substantiate your claim. We will need to get a medical report outlining how the abuse has and continues to affect you and we will further need to take up your records from the past such as care and GP records. Sometimes these records have been destroyed or are extremely difficult to find and the whole process obviously takes a long time.
Our specialist team deal with abuse and sexual abuse compensation claims on a regular basis and we can fully explain and guide you through the process involved in taking legal action. As well as Irish clients we have also represented clients in the UK, US and Australia.
* In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.