Claims involving allegations of sexual assault and gender-based violence are very personal in nature and often evoke strong emotions. Such claims also have the potential of damaging reputations and branding. For these reasons and others, sexual assault claims require a delicate skill set to effectively defend.
At Vaughan Baio & Partners, our lawyers are experienced at handling such claims in an efficient, discrete and confidential manner. Our lawyers engage counsel for the claimant/plaintiff early on, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the case and formulate a resolution strategy which best serves the concerns and risk tolerances of the particular client. Depending on the nature of the case, lawyers at Vaughan Baio & Partner will coordinate efforts with prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys to ensure evidence is properly identified and preserved and to stay abreast of developments in the case.
In some cases, mediation is useful in resolving these types of claims. The attorneys at Vaughan Baio & Partners are familiar with a number of well-respected mediators in the various jurisdictions across their footprint whom they call upon to engage with the parties on a confidential basis. In other cases, where amicable resolution is not possible or desired, the attorneys at Vaughan Baio & Partners will pursue a litigation strategy based on the goals and objectives of the client, ensuring that the tone and theme of the defense rings true and the messaging remains consistent.
Whether it be a minor incident or a high exposure case, clients trust the lawyers at Vaughan Baio & Partners to handle sexual assault cases in a manner that is responsive to their needs and the overall objectives of their business.