Jack Mount – former owner and Headmaster of Brookside School


October 28, 2020 | By David Greenwood |

October 28, 2020 | By David Greenwood |

In 2016 I wrote about Jack Mount, who was facing over 50 charges relating to sex offences against children. The trial, which was due to commence in June 2016, was unable to go ahead due to Jack Mount’s ill health. The Court deemed him unfit to stand trial.

Jack Mount has now died without being brought to justice for the horrific abuse of children which took place over three decades. Jack Mount was the headmaster and owner of Brookside School, a privately-run school in Craven Arms, Shropshire. Brookside School opened in 1965 and closed in 1985.

Mount had numerous charges brought against him including rape and indecent assault which he denied. The alleged abuse spanned many years with over 100 individuals making complaints to the police.

This decision to halt the trial – whilst extremely disappointing for complainants who have waited many years for justice through the criminal courts, does not stop individuals from pursuing civil claims for compensation.

We are unable at this time to pursue civil claims as Brookside School which was owned and managed by Jack Mount has no assets. It is possible however to pursue a Criminal Injuries Compensation Claim.

Switalskis Solicitors has a dedicated and experienced team of child abuse lawyers. Please be assured that any communication you have with us will be conducted in the strictest of confidence. To speak to a member of our team about your case call 0800 138 4700 or contact us through the website.

David Greenwood

David Greenwood leads our child abuse compensation team. He is an award-winning Solicitor with a national reputation in his field and a prominent campaigner for the rights of victims of childhood abuse. David's profile

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