Bishop’s Stortford law firm Nockolds appeals for victims of paedeophile priest Michael Studdert to claim compensation from £4.7m estate

Bishop’ Stortford Independent

August 28, 2020

By Sinead Corr

A Bishop’s Stortord law firm is co-ordinating the international search for victims of a paedophile priest who lived in the town.

Michael Studdert is suspected of carrying out sex attacks on children in England, Wales, Italy, Poland and Denmark. Nockolds Solicitors is appealing for them to come forward and claim compensation from his estate of £4,717,515.

Studdert, who lived at The Wraglings, off Beldams Lane, made his will in February 2016, 18 months before he died “peacefully” in August 2017 and left the bulk of his assets to EAC Educational Trust. He was 78.

The former priest, Anglican minister and school chaplain set up the fund in 1985 “to relieve poverty and to advance education for the benefit of the public and particularly amongst the families of clergy of the Church of England, single-parent families and other poor families”.

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