We are proud of our achievements and have worked hard to gain some of the most prestigious awards and standards in the legal profession. To provide the highest quality of client care, we subject ourselves to rigorous external audits. In addition, we have maintained a consistently high rating in both Chambers and the Legal 500, two of the legal profession’s own benchmarks for excellence, which are re-assessed every year.
Lexcel is the Law Society’s international practice management standard. It is a scheme for any type of practice to certify that certain standards have been met following independent assessment.
The Lexcel practice management standard is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management.
Child Brain Injury Trust
Our team of Child Brain Injury specialists are recommended by the Child Brain Injury Trust, which aims to improve the quality of life of all children who have acquired a brain injury, enabling them to achieve their full potential.
We work in partnership with the National Brain Injuries Association, Headway. Headway aims to support the head-injured person and relatives by helping in rehabilitation and providing social and leisure activities.
We work closely with Headway East London, an independent charity that supports people whose lives have been affected by an acquired brain injury.
The Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme
The Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) arising out of any act of negligence, breach of contract and/or statutory duty as a result of which the victim has sustained injuries in the course of medical or dental care.
Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of clinical negligence.
The Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme
The Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme covers all work undertaken by solicitors and suitably qualified Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) on behalf of victims and their dependants arising out of any alleged act of negligence or breach of statutory duty as a result of which the victim has sustained personal injuries or fatal injuries.
Members will have shown, to the satisfaction of the Law Society, that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of personal injury.
Our experienced Military Claims team are all members of Forces Law. Forces Law is made up of a group of highly experienced Solicitors, who have all represented personnel, both enlisted and commissioned officers, within the Armed Forces.
Forces law are an independent organisation; able to receive instruction both privately, or through the legal aid system. They are not tied to a government body and as such, remain completely impartial, offering clients total confidentiality at all times.
Many of our Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Military and Child Abuse lawyers are accredited by Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. An Accredited Specialist is a person who has achieved APIL Senior Litigator status or higher and has demonstrated further competence in their specialist field.
He or she is able to manage and progress a claim so as to establish, assert and enforce, in an effective and efficient manner, the rights of a client damaged or disadvantaged by negligence. He or she is competent to take, without supervision, key decisions on accepting cases, assessing risks, evaluating offers and issuing proceedings.
Chambers & Partners – Guide to the world’s best lawyers 2016
Bolt Burdon Kemp is recommended by Chambers & Partners 2014 for “claims across the gamut of high-value, complex personal injury work, with formidable expertise in cases involving abuse and claims against the military.”
Jonathan Wheeler frequently assists victims of sexual abuse in often sensitive and highly publicised cases. He is acknowledged by commentators for his “excellent judgement and very thorough knowledge of the law.”
The Legal 500 – Independent guide to recommended law firms
“Bolt Burdon Kemp ‘punches above its weight’ on the personal injury side, and is ‘a growing force in serious cases’. It regularly handles brain injury and catastrophic claims, and has recently also acted in a number of sexual abuse claims.”
“Bolt Burdon Kemp undertook a mixture of unique medical negligence claims and cases related to military injuries or incidents. The practice is seen to be ‘professional in all its dealings’, and operates a ‘very thorough’ service.”
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims and is a membership organisation. Members include those who have been bereaved or injured in road crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger. They provide support services for road crash victims and campaign for justice for road victims and road danger reduction.
The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)
Bolt Burdon Kemp are proud to be Corporate Partners of the Spinal Injuries Association, the leading national user-led charity for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries (SCI)
Being a user-led organisation, the SIA are well placed to understand the everyday needs of living with an injury. They exist to meet the needs of SCI individuals by providing key services to share information and experience and to campaign for change, ensuring each person can lead a full and active life.
AvMA is a patient charity working to improve patient safety and justice, by campaigning and providing support to those affected. AvMA promotes good practice by lawyers in the fields of clinical negligence and medical law through its Lawyers Support Service.