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Adult Abuse Solicitors

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.

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What is 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. Abuse can happen anywhere: at home, in a public place, at a hospital or care home, or even at work.

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Adult abuse specialist solicitors

We have an empathetic team of highly trained solicitors dedicated to helping survivors of abuse secure compensation.

Personal, bespoke service

When we handle your case, you can choose whether your solicitor is male or female. You will also have direct access to your solicitor by email or mobile and can speak to them at any time.

Confidentiality and privacy

Confidentiality is of utmost importance to us. We can apply to court to anonymise your details and will always ask your permission before contacting others, such as the police and witnesses, about your case.

Unafraid to challenge the existing law

We are one of the leading abuse law firms, having won cases in both the Court of Appeal and House of Lords which have changed the law, making it easier for many to claim compensation.

Highly recommended

We are highly recommended by the independent Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 guides.

NHS Trust settles sexual assault case by nurse Vijay Bundhun

Our client contacted BBK as she wished to bring a claim for compensation against Kent and Medway NHS Trust for the sexual assault she suffered at the hands of her mental health nurse, Vijay Bundhun, in approximately 2012/2013.

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Meet our Abuse Claims Team

Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Senior Associate – 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
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  • I am so grateful for what the whole team at Bolt Burdon Kemp has done for me. I thought my future was non-existent after suffering terrible abuse at the hands of my primary school teacher. I went through hell and back again but after contacting David, he assured me that…
  • Dear David, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support over the past 18 months. Your patience, understanding and hard work has helped me to believe that I could win my case. It's only ever been about being brave enough, having the strength and courage…
  • David McClenaghan treated me with such gentle understanding in matters I had struggled to come to terms with all my life. I will be forever in his debt for the outcome he negotiated on my behalf. It has given me hope in life for the first time in many many years.
  • Cheers David for fighting my corner, in the biggest battle of my life. When society let me down, you stood your ground. I respect you and Jonathan too. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. Wounds are slowly healing, just having stood up and been recognised gave…

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Lea Valley Academy Football Coach Daniel Moss Sentenced for Abusing Pupil

Daniel Moss used his position as a football coach to take advantage of the female pupil. He admitted that the abuse took place between October…

By Emily McFadden
Charlie Webster Exposes Abuse in Athletics & Calls for Change

Following Charlie Webster’s work in closing the legal loophole allowing sports coaches who are in positions of trust to abuse the 16 and 17 year…

By Siobhán Crawford
Witness appeal: Abuse by John Edward Bates – former Scout leader and policeman

I represent a client who has instructed me to bring a civil claim for child abuse, on the basis that he was subjected to serious…

By Zahra Awaiz-Bilal
Predatory Herts School teacher Anthony Shenton jailed for sexual abusing school boys

Anthony Shenton, a former Design & Technology teacher at Langleybury School in Hunton Bridge, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after a four-day…

By Joseph Carr
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