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.

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.

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.

Child Abuse

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.

Find out more about Child Abuse claims

Adult Abuse

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.

Find out more about Adult Abuse claims
  • Thank you and your team for everything that you have done for me and my family over the past three years, although it has been in difficult circumstances, it has been a pleasure working with yourself and your colleagues.

    Former Able Seaman

  • "I have for more than a year enjoyed the privilege of working alongside Jo Chapman in a difficult fatal accident case in which we separately represented the infant and adult claimants. That we achieved such a great settlement at round table conference on 6 March 2012 is down to her remarkable understanding of the strength of good evidence and her skills of persuasion. I can say without hesitation that whilst also a formidable adversary for any defendant, she is a fabulous person to work with and I shall miss our regular brainstorming sessions."

    Grant

  • Siobhan was absolutely fantastic throughout, it was a long drawn out process but she never gave up, she kept going until she succeeded, so happy and would recommend her to anybody.

    AB

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Successful claims with BBK

Members of abuse legal team in a meeting

£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.

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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.

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