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Ian is a legal director in our award-winning abuse team. He has been instructed in some of the leading abuse cases in this area and has extensive experience defending sensitive non-recent abuse claims on behalf of insurers, sporting clubs and religious organisations, as well as charities and other public and private bodies.
Ian has developed extensive experience acting on behalf of sporting clubs and religious organisations in particular, and specialises in dealing with highly sensitive claims involving allegations of abuse. The specific nature of this work entails technical legal advice as well as consideration of commercial and pastoral sensitivities arising from the claims and issues of reputation management. Ian is not only instructed by insurers but is often instructed direct by uninsured organisations where historical liability insurance cannot be traced.
Legal 500 United Kingdom Recommended Lawyer – Ian is recommended in abuse and “does ‘first-class’ work in this area, especially in religious claims”
Latest Insights by Ian Carroll
The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in a case concerning the scope of vicarious liability in circumstances where an employee’s wrongful conduct occurred outside of both office hours and the workplace.
The courts’ continued extension of the scope of vicarious liability has rendered organisations potentially liable for the actions of an ever-increasing number of individuals.
Limitation periods exist to protect defendants from stale claim
Client Alerts 24/07/2018
Keoghs has defended a claim at trial involving alleged historical abuse by a now deceased former teacher at a Roman Catholic seminary in the 1970s. The High Court has now handed down its judgment in the case, in which it refused to exercise its discretion to allow the claim to proceed. Ian Carroll, Legal Director in the abuse team at Keoghs, who acted on behalf of the defendant in the case, considers the decision and its potential impact in other similar claims.