An abuse victim has been awarded more than £1.1m in damages, the biggest ever award in the UK courts for a survivor of child sexual abuse.

The victim suffered years of abuse by convicted abuser and secondary school teacher, Andrew Adams.

The claim was brought against Haringey Council which denied responsibility, even though Adams pleaded guilty in criminal proceedings.

The court rejected Adams’ claim as “inconceivable” that the victim, at 13 years old, had groomed him.

The abuse continued until he was 21.

David McClenaghan, head of the abuse claims team at Bolt Burdon Kemp who represented the claimant, said that despite his client’s bravery in reporting the abuse, he still ...

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