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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 and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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Landmark court decision allows more survivors to get justice

The Supreme Court has made a landmark decision in the case of Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council, a judgment that will allow many abuse survivors to bring claims for compensation where previously they would not have been successful.

The Supreme Court has ruled that local authorities can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their foster carers, in the same way that employers can be held liable for the actions of their employees.

As a result of this decision, survivors who suffered abuse at the hands of foster carers can now argue that it is the council that placed them in foster care who should be held responsible for compensating them and not just the abusers themselves.

This is a fantastic victory for survivors and represents a major shift in how the courts will consider claim by victims of abuse at the hands of foster parents.

There will be many survivors that have previously been told they cannot bring a claim but who may now be able to get compensation to help them cope with the devastating effects of abuse.

Joseph Carr is a solicitor in the Child Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp. If you or a loved one has a claim, contact Joseph free of charge and in confidence on 020 7288 4807 or at Alternatively, complete this form and one of the solicitors in the Child Abuse team will contact you. Find out more about the Child Abuse team.

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