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Formby High School

Andrew Grove & Co. are currently acting for over 40 former pupils of Formby High School who were sexually abused.

A group of former Formby High School pupils have made allegations of historic sexual abuse against a teacher, Ian Farquharson, who committed suicide in 1992. Farquharson died of carbon monoxide poisoning in May 1992. A complaint about his sexual abuse of children at Formby High School had been made to the headmaster the day before his death and it is believed that he left the school premises within hours and drove to North Wales where he killed himself.

The accusers, who are now in their 40s and 50s, are claiming compensation from Sefton Council for the horrific abuse they endured from approximately 1975 up until his death in 1992.

A Letter Before Action was sent to Sefton Council in August 2022 and it is anticipated that proceedings will be issued in due course.

We are urging anyone else who may have been affected to come forward. Please contact us for further information. 

Press Coverage:

Liverpool Echo, 17 March 2022:

OTS News, 17 March 2022:

Liverpool Echo, 4 September 2023:

ITV, 6 September 2023: 

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