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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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You may have seen that the Mail on Sunday is running a campaign against the closure of hospital A&E departments.

As part of this campaign they are looking for case studies in which somebody has died or been taken seriously ill after, for example, being left on a hospital trolley for hours, or because an ambulance has been delayed or had to travel further to an A&E hospital because a more local A&E has been closed. They are particularly interested in cases involving children.

The list of closures is below. Get in touch with if you or someone you know has been affected by these closures.


BISHOP AUCKLAND Nearest A&Es for serious cases: Newcastle upon Tyne 31miles/1 hour

North Tees in Stockton 21miles/40 mins

HARTLEPOOL Nearest A&E: NorthTees in Stockton 15 miles/30mins

BURNLEY Nearest A&E: Blackburn 16 miles/30mins

CHORLEY Major trauma cases going to Preston Preston 14miles/20mins

PONTEFRACT GENERAL Nearest A&Es: Pinderfields 10 miles/20 mins Dewsbury 18 miles/30mins

TRAFFORD GENERAL Nearest A&E: Manchester Royal Infirmary 8 miles/45mins


NEWARK Nearest A&E: Sutton-in-Ashfield 25miles/50 mins

STAFFORD Plans to reopen A&E at night cancelled

ST CROSS, RUGBY Nearest A&E: Coventry 15 miles/30 mins

KIDDERMINSTER Minor injury unit could close Worcester 15miles/33mins

REDDITCH / WORCESTER A&E closure under consultation Worcester 18 miles/34mins


WELWYN GARDEN CITY A&E becoming minor injuries only between 8pm and 8am. All ‘blue light’ emergencies at any time will go to Stevenage Stevenage 14 miles/20 mins

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Nearest A&E: Watford 9.5miles/23 mins

ST ALBANS Nearest A&E: Watford 9.6miles/24 mins

MARGATE Major trauma could move to Ashford – under consultation Ashford 31miles/56 mins

HAYWARDS HEATH Losing major trauma to Royal Sussex Hospital Brighton 15miles/30 mins

WYCOMBE Nearest A&E: Stoke Mandeville 14miles/30 mins


CHASE FARM, Enfield Nearest A&Es: North Middlesex 8 miles/20mins Barnet 7 miles/20 mins


45 mins

EALING Nearest A&Es: West Middlesex 4 miles/ 20mins Northwick Park 8 miles/45 mins

KING GEORGE, Ilford Nearest A&E: Queen’s 4miles/21 mins

ST HELIER, Sutton Nearest A&Es: Croydon Uni Hospital 6 miles/ 20mins Kingston 8 miles/ 40mins


LLANELLI Nearest A&E: Carmarthen 25 miles/45 mins

NEATH PORT TALBOT NOT A&E– BUT losing ‘acute medicine service’ treating clots, asthma attacks, blood poisoning, heart attacks, pneumonia etc Nearest services: Swansea 13 miles/20minsBridgend16 miles/26 mins

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