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Child Abuse Solicitors

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, even if that means changing the law.

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What is 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. Child abuse can take many different forms including physical, sexual and emotional mistreatment and even neglect. The perpetrators can be individual abusers, foster parents, employers, employees or volunteers at sports or youth clubs, social services and even religious organisations. Read more about what qualifies as child abuse.

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.

 

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Child abuse specialist solicitors

We have an empathetic team of highly trained solicitors dedicated to help 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.

Therapy & support services

We can introduce you to charities and professional therapists who will provide you with support through the legal process, and advisers to talk you through investing your compensation.

Coverage worldwide

We represent clients anywhere in the world who have been abused in England and Wales or those abused abroad where there is a connection to England or Wales.

Highly Recommended

We are one of the leading adult and child 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.

 

 

£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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How it works

Having gained some insight into who we are and what we do, find out about the compensation claims process, and what happens when you first contact us.

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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
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  • I cannot stress how exceptional the way the case was handled by Jessica Standley from start to finish, she dealt with every issue I had in a considerate & professional manner.  Never at any time did I have reason to regret any decision that was made in the process which…
    MS
  • Jessica was the first person I talked to about my situation and the first one to believe me, that was priceless for me.  I got on so well with her, she was great.  From the moment I met her I trusted her and knew she would sort this for me. …
    MW
  • Jessica was superb, I have nothing but good things to say.  She was helpful, considerate and compassionate.
  • Jessica was absolutely brilliant, she was really caring.  She helped me, talked to me and listened to me.  She fought really hard to get me as much as she could.

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John James Hewitt jailed for 24 years for abusing children in Hull

In June 2021, John James Hewitt was finally brought to justice having abused children since the 1980s. He was jailed for 24 years in respect…

By Siobhán Crawford
Police officers should not be above the law.

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
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