Ceilidh Robertson

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.

  • I would like to thank everyone at BBK for everything that you have done for me.....in particular Siobhan, Selina and Jonathan. While money can never erase what happened it does go some way to bringing some kind of closure and recognition from the school of what happened. Thank you all so much.

    Jon Bailes

  • "I am particularly grateful to you and your assistant for your legal advice and help during my CICA case. Your legal directions and advice have helped me tremendously in order to be successful in my case. People like me really appreciate your volunteer works in order to help the public who are poor and have no legal directions."

    Olu Fawehinmi

  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely, for all your hard work, guidance and support throughout the past three years. You were always there to listen and to reassure; open to discussion and where necessary, to guide me in the right direction.”  

    Former Corporal, Royal Marines Police Troop

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