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Bolt Burdon Kemp continues to remain very much open for business. We are passionate about achieving life-changing results for our clients, providing excellent client care and ensuring you receive the support you need.

We continue to progress our clients’ existing cases and support new clients with their cases.

All of our wonderful people are successfully working from home. We have re-opened our office so that those who need to work in the office are able to do so, in a socially distanced and safe manner. 

Our strategy of working in teams continues to ensure there is always someone for you to talk to. We are using telephone and video-conferencing very effectively. A number of multi-million pound cases have settled since the virus outbreak, using these facilities.

We are determined more than ever that the wheels of justice will keep on turning.

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Former Chetham’s School of Music Teacher Chris Ling Faces Sex Abuse Charges

A catalogue of allegations of sexual abuse have been made against Chris Ling, a former violin teacher at Chetham’s School of Music. The allegations have been made by ten women who were pupils at the school in the 1980s.

Ling is the latest former Chetham’s teacher to face allegations of sexual abuse with former director of music Michael Brewer having been convicted in 2013 and former teachers Wen Zhou Li, Nicholas Smith and Malcolm Layfield all facing allegations of sexual abuse from former pupils of the school.

Ling who currently resides in Los Angeles has rejected Greater Manchester Police’s invitation to return to the UK for questioning and now faces the prospect of formal extradition so that the allegations can be formally put to him.

Ling who is now 56 joined Chetham’s in the early 1980s and remained there until 1990. He moved to Los Angeles after a previous investigation into sexual abuse at the school ended without charges.

If you suffered abuse whilst at Chetham’s School of Music, please get in touch. Contact us or call us on 0808 1596 225 for free legal advice from one of our specialist child abuse solicitors

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