Alex Dabek

Alex is an Associate in the Spinal Injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.  She is of dual nationality (Polish-British) and speaks fluent Polish.

Having joined the firm in 2007 as a paralegal, Alex subsequently obtained a training contract with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor in March 2012.

Alex acts for people who have sustained a Spinal Cord Injury as a result of medical errors or accidents.

Prior to specialising in Spinal Injury claims, Alex assisted on a number of high value claims involving catastrophic injuries.  The claims included an amputation claim (settled for £1.7 million), a complex claim for spinal cord injury following a scoliosis operation (settled for £5.3 million) and a clinical negligence claim for a child for failure to treat GBS infection.

Alex’s current deals with a varied caseload of spinal injury cases and includes claims for delayed diagnosis and treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome, delayed diagnosis and treatment of discitis (inflammation in the spine) and for delayed diagnosis of spinal abscess all of which have resulted in life changing injuries.  She has recently settled a clinical negligence claim for delayed diagnosis and treatment of the ruptured patella tendon which settled for £850,000 despite the Defendant’s only offer of £3,000.

In addition, Alex has represented many vulnerable clients, including those who lack mental capacity and children.

Alex is immensely passionate about her work.  Improving the quality of life for the clients and getting the best results for them is what motivates her most.

Alex is a trustee of Diverse City, a charity whose ambition is to break barriers, to transform artistic performance and to place diverse groups at the centre of the industry.

Alex has organised a number of charity events and helped to put together Wheelchair Awareness Day during which able bodied lawyers were given an opportunity to experience the challenges encountered by wheelchair users on a daily basis.

Press and Media

Alex has featured in the Polish newspapers published in the UK including the article about her professional career titled “Following my dreams”.

Professional memberships

  • Trustee of Diverse City
  • Accredited litigation with Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • "Someone recommended Bolt Burdon Kemp and Alex took over my case. She carefully explained each process in a sympathetic and understanding manner and my fear of becoming embroiled in a complicated legal matter soon subsided. It became a completely painless exercise..."

    Barry Cain

  • Many thanks Alex. You have been a star. Certainly made the correct choice in contacting you. Can't thank you enough.

    Chris M

  • "Thank you for everything, all your help, understanding and respecting my wishes through my case, one of which was to complete the case as soon as possible. You were always easy to talk to and so polite. You were always very honest and very clear about everything, which give me confidence and trust in you..."

    Ms E

  • Many thanks for the update and confirmation of the final details of the case. Throughout this whole process you have been amazingly supportive and understanding of how difficult Nick has found this experience. It has made a huge difference to both of us that you have been able to run through things firstly with myself, as I am sure you are aware Nick does struggle with understanding and communicating things. It has taken over 2 years to go through this process, and I know there were points when Nick and I both felt there would not be a positive outcome. When these times have come Nick has spoken to yourself and you have reassured him that there was something to fight for. We can't thank you enough for the time and what has felt like a personal interest you have taken in Nick's case. I honestly think if it was not for your positivity he would have given up a long time ago. All I can say personally, is thank you for all of the hard work you put in and also the amazing team you put together to help us with this outcome. It does not take away any of the pain, heartache or hardship we went through, but it does mean life going forward will be easier. It also proves that sometimes you don't have to take "it's just one of those things" comments just because you are dealing with a big organisation. Once again Alex thank you so much and it would be lovely to meet up for lunch when we are next "in the City".

    Jo and Nick Medical Negligence Client

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