Scottish lawyer of the week: Laura Connor, who secured £450000 in … – The Times

Laura Connor, a partner at Thompsons, acted for a former pupil of the renowned Edinburgh private school Fettes College and secured a £450,000 damages settlement, believed to be the largest such award to a school abuse victim in Scotland. The sexually abusive teacher, previously known as “Edgar”, was named in the House of Commons as Iain Wares and is in South Africa resisting extradition.
What were the biggest hurdles you had to overcome in this case?
There were many external factors around the extradition process, so trying to understand what was happening in that respect to allow us to report to our client. Having achieved the highest settlement in any Scottish historical abuse case, of £1.75 million, in 2021 — A v Glasgow City Council
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