Part of the Abuse Team
Ceilidh is a Senior Solicitor in the Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp. She qualified as a solicitor in September 2014 and joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in February 2019.
Ceilidh represents children and adults who have suffered abuse and ill-treatment in religious institutions, schools and in local authority care. She is currently representing a number of clients in their claims against the Jehovah’s Witnesses and through the Lambeth Redress Scheme, which was set up to compensate those who have claims relating to Lambeth Children’s Home or Shirley Oaks Primary School. Ceilidh is passionate about supporting victims of human trafficking in bringing civil legal claims.
Ceilidh’s case load includes claims for both recent and historic abuse. She has particular expertise in representing vulnerable clients, for example, Ceilidh assisted in settling a claim for a client with autism and severe learning difficulties, who suffered a serious sexual assault at her Special Educational Needs School.
Ceilidh is passionate about achieving justice for individuals who have suffered as a result of the actions of those in positions of power and giving survivors a voice. She understands that bringing a claim is not only about achieving the means for clients to access psychological support and treatment, but also importantly about acknowledgment and recognition of the wrong done to them.
Ceilidh studied Law at King’s College, University of London before achieving a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with Distinction there and going on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, being awarded a Distinction.
Before commencing her legal training at Leigh Day, Ceilidh worked for Amnesty International, The Equal Rights Trust and at Liberty.