Michael Studdert

Michael Studdert

Michael Studdert died on 9 August 2017. He was a convicted paedophile.

This website has been created by Nockolds Solictors in accordance with a Court Order. The Court considers that Mr Studdert committed historic sexual assault in England and Wales and outside the jurisdiction of the court in Poland, Denmark and Italy. As a consequence, the Court wishes to give victims notice of Mr Studdert’s death, and the opportunity to seek legal redress for their pain and suffering.

This website is intended to enable victims who experienced abuse by Michael Studdert, to find out more information, and notify the Executors of his legal estate of their intention to make a claim for compensatory damages.

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Nockolds Solicitors' Legal Involvement

Nockolds Solicitors (“Nockolds”) act on behalf of the Executors of Mr Michael John De Clare Studdert Deceased (“Michael Studdert”), who died on 9 August 2017 at the age of 78.

Nockolds are instructed in respect of the administration of Michael Studdert’s Estate. During this process it has been necessary to seek guidance from the Court relating to aspects of Michael Studdert’s past.

Following a series of hearings that took place in the High Court it was determined that Michael Studdert committed historic sexual assault, potentially in England and Wales, Poland, Denmark and Italy. 

In light of the above, we are instructed by the Court to produce a website to provide contact details for anyone wishing to notify the Executors of a potential personal injury claim against the Estate.  

To contact us please use any method shown below. Any information that you provide will remain strictly confidential between you and Nockolds Solicitors and will not be provided to any third party without your consent.


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Michael Studdert was born on 28 March 1939 and died on 9 August 2017 at the age of 78. He was a former Priest, Anglican Minister and School Chaplain.

  • He was the Curate between 1966 and 1969 at All Saints and Martyrs, Langley, Manchester, Lancashire, England.

  • He was the Curate between 1969 and 1973 at All Saints, Fleet, Hampshire, England.

  • He was a teacher in 1974 at Guildford Church of England Secondary School, Guildford, Surrey, England

  • He was employed by Eagle House School, Berkshire, England, between 1977 and 1988.

For most of his adult life, Michael Studdert lived in Hindhead, Surrey, England.

Criminal Convictions

1988 Possession of Indecent Images

Convicted on four counts of possessing indecent images of children and fined £1,000 per image. This offence occurred while he was a Chaplain at Eagle House School, Berkshire.

1996 Attempting to Import Indecent Images

Convicted of attempting to import indecent images of children and fined £1,000.

2006 Possession, making and distributing indecent images

In September 2006 he pleaded guilty to 26 counts of possessing, making and distributing indecent images of children. More than 100,000 indecent images were found at his home including 56,000 images on his computer. Some 578 images were categorised as being level 5. In December 2006 he was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of 4 years. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life. Mr Studdert’s co-accused on that occasion was Thomas O’Carroll who was the founder of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

2007 Banned from being a Priest

In 2007, he was prohibited from exercising any priestly function within the Church of England.

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If you would like to contact the us because you think you may have a claim against the Estate of Michael Studdert, please complete the form below.

Thank you for coming forward, one of our solicitors will be in touch.

Bishop's Stortford Office

6 Market Square
Bishop’s Stortford
CM23 3UZ
United Kingdom

0044 1279 712511

If contacting us by telephone please quote reference:
"DJW - Studdert"

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