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I am going by what I was told by Tracey Story of Owen Mitchell that the way the law stands right now, because my case dates to 1953 and this was the year, that the first person to sexually abuse me was the Rev Bond who was a priest at St Johns Church in Frome, Somerset, who was found guilty in, I believe, the spring of 1953, well this means that at the moment I cannot bring a case where I am seeking financial compensation.
Yes but sadly a Barrister can NOT change the law.
Judges can NOT change the law.
Only Parliament can change the law.
Therefore sadly if you go to a Barrister they can not get the law changed.
What you need to do is lobby your MP and get the MP to lobby Parliament.
As it is only Parliament that can change the law.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
Which is why I would need to approach the Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Theresa May, but don't no how to, right now.
You can write to her:
Rt Hon Theresa May MPHouse of CommonsLondonSW1A 0AA
Rt Hon Theresa May MPHome Secretary2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF
Does that help?
Yes, I know that, now I am 75 years old man, and sufficiently intelligent to understand myself and what the long term effect of what I suffered meant to me, which resulted in me going through adolescence at the age of 40, where all this stuff from the past had been 'buried' years, where I needed professional help in 1980, when I was 40.
Indeed and I am very sorry. But you need Parliament to change the law. Barristers can not I am sorry to say
But speak with your MP and write to the Home Secretary
That may start the law changing especially given the high profile cases
OK, that sounds like excellent advise, which I will do, speak to my own MP prior to writing to the Home Secretary.
Great. Can I clarify anything else ?
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OK, thank you answers, excellent.