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Peter Garsden

Peter has been a solicitor since 1981 and was the senior partner at Abney Garsden solicitors prior to its merger with Simpson Millar LLP.

He is Head of the Child Abuse Department, which he set up in 1994 and is now one of the largest dedicated Abuse compensation departments in the country.

Since 1996 Peter has been Lead Solicitor in over 25 different Group Actions involving over 1000 Claimants, including the largest award achieved in the area of Child Abuse Groups of £2.3million on behalf of 165 Claimants who were abused at homes managed by Manchester City Council. Following the award he was Times Lawyer of the week.