About ACAL

ACAL is an association set up for the benefit of victims, lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood, as well as the mentally handicapped and others directly or indirectly affected by that abuse.


ACAL was set up by the leading solicitors in this field and has expanded over the years to include solicitors, barristers, legal executives, trainees, pupils, expert, and paralegals. More information on our executive board can be found here.

Our Goals

ACAL is committed to the improvement of standards amongst personal injury lawyers involved in these types of compensation claim.

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throughout the UK

We have members all over the UK. Click on the area of the map local to you to find a recommended child abuse lawyer or search through a full list of child abuse lawyers.


  • Advantages
    • Becoming a member offers numerous advantages including: access to our homes database, workshops (carrying CPD points) and our register of experts.

  • Rates
      1. Students: £40
      2. Non-Practising: £85
      3. Sole-Practitioners: £85
      4. Practioners in firms with less than 5 partners: £100
      5. Other solicitors: £150
      6. Panel membership: £500
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Our Services



Updating practitioners on the latest child abuse law developments.



Providing opportunities to meet colleagues throughout the UK

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Finding help

Linking victims of child abuse to our member practitioners. The safe way to find legal help.



ACAL fights for the rights of child abuse victims through campaigning for change.

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