A group of 25 sexual assault survivors are set to release a group legal action versus Celtic FC.
Senior figures at Celtic Boys Club, which was not officially associated with Celtic FC, have actually been imprisoned for historic sexual assault, and the courts will require to choose if the club is lawfully accountable for the abuse.
It’s an unsavoury episode in the club’s history. According to a remark made by the club in the Daily Record, pointed out by Sky Sports, they’ll totally co-operate with any legal procedures as needed.
“The club is continuing to deal with these sensitive matters in conjunction with its advisers,” a representative stated.
“The club again expresses its sincere sympathy, regret and sorrow to those affected and reiterates that it will stand by its responsibilities, respecting the due process of law.”
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New legal powers generated in 2015 has actually permitted Thompson’s Solicitors Scotland to push ahead with the action versus the Hoops.
“This is completely unique. I know of no other group actions, or involving such a large number of claimants, against any other club in Europe,” Patrick McGuire, partner with Thompsons, informed the Daily Record, pointed out by Sky Sports.
“This case will be about whether Celtic FC are legally responsible for abuse that took place at the boys club.
“Group proceedings are a very new part of the Scottish system, introduced by an Act of Parliament, and we’ve looked at the rules and taken the view they’re our most appropriate vehicle.”
Football and sport more usually appears to have a genuine problem with individuals in power exceeding the mark.
The victims should get justice, and the legal procedures will, eventually, see whether they have the ability to or not.