Abuse Claims | Bolt Burdon Kemp Abuse Claims | Bolt Burdon Kemp

Find your Lawyer

Free call back
Contact us
Round the clock support
Won't shy away from difficult cases
Committed to swiftly progressing claims

Abuse Claims for Children and Adults

Abuse – whether child abuse or adult abuse – is when one individual causes significant harm or distress to another individual. We understand how immensely difficult it can be to, firstly, come to terms with what has happened and, secondly, to take the necessary actions to seek justice for the crime.

Contact one of our sexual abuse solicitors, or our wider adult abuse and child abuse teams, for a no-obligation chat about how we can help.
Get in touch

What is an Abuse Claim?

Child abuse is any action – committed by an adult or child – that causes significant harm to a child or young person under the age of 18. We are one of the country’s largest teams of specialist child abuse lawyers. We will support you in seeking justice and treatment for the wrongs you have suffered.

Adult abuse is when an individual uses power or control over a person to cause them significant harm or distress. There are many different types of adult abuse including physical, emotional, psychological, financial and sexual abuse, as well as neglect and exploitation.

Whether you’re acting on behalf of someone you know or for yourself, our highly trained abuse lawyers will help support you in making an abuse claim. We appreciate this process can be overwhelming, so we’ll make sure every step along the way is handled with sensitivity, empathy and compassion.

Survivors’ Stories

Watch the testimonies of five child abuse survivors in a short film that seeks to inform and empower others who may have endured similar abuse. Disclosing your suffering is never easy but our contributors hope that their stories will inspire others to come forward and disclose their abuse to the police.

Child Abuse

Our child abuse team specialise in representing survivors who were abused during their childhood

Adult Abuse

Adult abuse is when an individual uses power or control over a person to cause them significant harm

£200,000 awarded for local authority’s failure to protect a child

Bolt Burdon Kemp recently settled a claim for £200,000 on behalf of our client, Maureen Wood, against Staffordshire Council for their negligence in failing to protect her from serious abuse at the hands of her mother, brother and stepfather.

More Success Stories

Meet our Abuse Claims Team

Dino Nocivelli
Partner – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
Jessica Standley
Associate – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
Siobhán Crawford
Senior Associate – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
Joseph Carr
Associate – Part of the Abuse Claims Team
Meet the full team
  • Dino has dealt with me over the last 4 years and everything has been good.  I haven’t had any problems.
  • Dino was amazing.  He was really responsive at all times and provided a faultless service.  I have nothing but excellent feedback because he was absolutely brilliant.  If I can ever do anything to support Dino and the wider purpose, I would gladly help.  Susan was also absolutely fantastic in getting…
  • Dino was fantastic.  I could tell him everything and I had confidence in his capabilities, he always got back to me and was always ready to talk to me.
    AW
  • Upon embarking on this journey my prerequisite for a lawyer, was someone who possessed bravery, understanding, skill in identifying and using law to their advantage, character, drive, a strong and open ego, compassion and hunger.  You possess all the above and then some!  I feel proud to have such a…
    JA

Our Insights

Police officers should not be above the law. But more and more it seems they…

In April 2021 I contributed to a BBC News article shedding light on the endemic problem of serving police officers abusing women and escaping disciplining…

By Siobhán Crawford
Sexual harassment when running

I previously wrote a blog about the Welsh athletes who had spoken out about the harassment they had received whilst training during lockdown. As a…

By Jessica Standley
Choirmaster and School teacher Mark Burgess convicted of abuse

After a 12-week trial, a jury at Portsmouth Crown Court has found Choirmaster and school teacher Mark Burgess guilty of 48 counts of abuse. The…

By Emily McFadden
Army Cadet Leaders Dennis Bowie and Alice McElhinney guilty of child sexual abuse

On 1st June 2021, Bexhill Army Cadet Leaders Dennis Bowie and Alice McElhinney were jailed for sexually abusing cadets. They had messaged each other hundreds…

By Emily McFadden
Read all posts

Some of Our Accreditations

See more of our accreditations

We’re here to help you.

Want to talk to one of our experienced lawyers? We can call when it suits you for a no-obligation, strictly confidential chat.

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser.

This site (and many others) provides a limited experience on unsupported browsers and not all functionality will work correctly or look its best.