Rebecca Sheriff

Child Abuse Team

Rebecca is a senior solicitor in the abuse department at Bolt Burdon Kemp. She joined the firm in 2011 as a newly qualified solicitor.

Rebecca predominantly acts for adults who have suffered sexual abuse in childhood in claims against the church, non-religious organisations such as the Ministry of Defence, the Scouts Association, schools and local authorities and many others that have taken advantage of their positions of authority. Rebecca also acts in claims against abusers in person. Her clients also include children who have been victims of abuse.

Rebecca also acts for a number of clients that have suffered neglect in childhood in claims against local authorities for social services’ failure to remove them at an earlier age.

In addition, she also maintains a personal injury caseload acting for victims of assault, sexual or otherwise, and assists with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. This includes submitting reviews to the authority where initial applications have been wrongly rejected. She is proud to have a 100% success rate with these cases.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • "From the first phone call Rebecca was helpful and made me feel at ease. The whole process was made a lot easier and Rebecca really put my mind at rest. Every phone call I have made or email she really has gone over what has been expected of her, explaining the terminology or procedures. Thank you so much, I can truly move forward in my life, Rebecca sorted everything and I am so grateful."

    Child Abuse client