Just in: Chetham’s to be sued by Malcolm Layfield’s accusermain
The woman whose case for rape against the violin teacher Malcolm Layfield failed yesterday at Manchester Crown Court is taking legal action against Chetham’s School of Music, say her lawyers Slater & Gordon.
We have reported for a many years that certain English schools were negligent in their duty of care towards teenaged students who were preyed upon sexually by teachers and fellow-students.
That case now seems likely to be tested in court.
A tweet from Mail journalist Tom Rawsthorne says: Woman in Layfield case is now suing Chetham’s for failure to safeguard children, say her lawyers at Slater & Gordon.