Abbie Hickson

Abbie is a Senior Solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp, having qualified in May 2008.

Abbie specialises in representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse in claims for compensation against numerous defendants including the abuser themselves, religious organisations, the Scouts Association, schools, and social services. She also represents victims who have suffered criminal assaults in claims for compensation.

In addition Abbie represents clients who have suffered neglect in childhood in claims against local authorities on the grounds that social services negligently failed to remove them at an earlier age.

Her clients have described having their cases dealt with in “an extremely professional, clear and caring way.”

Professional memberships

  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • My claim was forwarded to Abbie Hickson who guided me through the whole process; listening carefully to understand the circumstances surrounding the claim, offering genuine support to me and my family and ensuring that I was fully informed of what was involved at each stage of the process.

    Mrs L Child Abuse Client

  • Abbie Hickson has been outstanding in every way throughout my involvement with her. I found her to be always contactable and if not a very quick return call as soon as she became available, I have been treated sensitively and always kept informed at each stage of the way. Procedures have been explained in a way that was easier to understand.

    A Walters

  • Abbie, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to you for the way you handled my claim. Feeling believed, valued and informed is very much key to a sexual abuse survivor and you met all those needs wonderfully.

    Ms W

  • "Dear Abbie, I'd like to thank you for all the time and hard work you've put into my case. It has been a pleasure working with you and you have made the whole process pretty much effortless for me."


  • “Abbie you have worked so hard for me, I would recommend you to anyone. You have been brilliant. Thank you.”

    Stacey Oschman