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Covid-19 update: Business as usual at Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp continues to remain very much open for business. We are passionate about achieving life-changing results for our clients, providing excellent client care and ensuring you receive the support you need.

We continue to progress our clients’ existing cases and support new clients with their cases.

All of our wonderful people are successfully working from home. We have re-opened our office so that those who need to work in the office are able to do so, in a socially distanced and safe manner. 

Our strategy of working in teams continues to ensure there is always someone for you to talk to. We are using telephone and video-conferencing very effectively. A number of multi-million pound cases have settled since the virus outbreak, using these facilities.

We are determined more than ever that the wheels of justice will keep on turning.

Contact us on 020 7288 4800 or info@boltburdonkemp.co.uk and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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Dame Goddard resigns from Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

Last night, Dame Lowell Goddard resigned from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. In a very brief letter, Goddard wrote to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd giving her resignation with immediate effect.

The letter did not say why she has resigned, however she later gave a statement; that taking the role had been an incredibly difficult step to take, as it meant “relinquishing my career in New Zealand and leaving behind my beloved family”. She also commented on the Inquiry’s “legacy of failure”, and that “with hindsight, it would have been better to have started completely afresh”.

Amber Rudd, Home Secretary responded to Goddard’s resignation, saying “With regret, I agree that this is the right decision… I am determined to keep the process on track and am taking immediate steps to appoint a new Chair as soon as possible”, and that the inquiry will continue “without delay”.

In news coverage of the resignation, it is stated that she had spent 74 days working overseas or on holiday since taking on the inquiry. Other recent coverage of preliminary hearings suggested that Goddard was “unsure of local law”.

I am a Solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp specialising in Child Abuse claims. If you think you may have a claim, contact me free of charge and in confidence on 020 7288 4870 or at EmilyMcFadden@boltburdonkemp.co.uk for specialist legal advice. Alternatively, you can complete this form and one of the solicitors in the Child Abuse team will contact you. You can find out more about the Child Abuse team.

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