Parents of schoolboys accused of sexual assault and harassment have hired a top criminal lawyer as they fight to clear their sons’ names.
Sandra Paul, a partner at the firm Kingsley Napley, has taken part in many high-profile cases involving claims of sexual abuse or rape. Last month she represented Lady Nourse, 77, the widow of a former Court of Appeal judge, who was acquitted of historical sexual abuse against a minor. She also worked with the JLS singer Oritsé Williams, who was cleared of rape.
Paul, 52, has received dozens of calls from parents whose sons have been accused as part of the Everyone’s Invited movement. She said that parents were asking her how they could disprove claims against boys who believed