Emily McFadden

Emily is a Solicitor in the Child Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp having joined the firm as a newly qualified solicitor in September 2015.

Emily specialises in representing clients in claims for compensation arising from sexual, physical and emotional abuse brought against organisations including the Scout Association, the church, local authorities and the Ministry of Defence. Emily also acts in claims against individual abusers as well as acting in claims against social services in failure to remove cases.

Before joining Bolt Burdon Kemp, Emily achieved a first class honours degree in Education at Birmingham City University, completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at University of Birmingham and obtained a distinction in her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.

Emily is a trustee of Survivors UK. Survivors UK is a charity which helps men who have been sexually abused and raises awareness of their needs. It provides specialist support including individual and group counselling, therapy and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).

In addition, she is a committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, an organisation which campaigns for a sustainable legal aid system, access to justice and social mobility within the legal profession. Emily volunteers for the Schools Consent Project, in which lawyers attend schools to deliver workshops to pupils on consent, and for the Liberty Advice Line.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Association of Women Solicitors
  • “This whole experience has had an overall good effect of closure, allowing me to proceed with the rest of my life without this skeleton in the cupboard affecting my life in so many ways. Emily was particularly understanding in helping and guiding me through very painful emotional trauma for me. Always making sure I knew that I could indeed call her at any time, should I need help support and guidance. I really did think that this case would be thrown out, thus affirming that I really didn’t matter but that hasn’t been the case, and I thank all of you for that. I have nothing but praise for Bolt Burdon Kemp."

    Tony Hughes

  • As you can imagine the decision to contact yourselves and then speak to a complete stranger about what had happened was not one I relished. When Emily first called me I was very soon put at ease by her easy manner and complete professionalism... As a result of her hard work and tenacity the defendant has settled the claim at the first opportunity... I am convinced that the work Emily has done and more importantly the way in which she has dealt with me in such a positive and understanding manner has helped significantly.

    Mr A, child abuse client

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