Ipek Tugcu

Ipek is an Associate solicitor and specialises in cases where adults have suffered brain injuries.

She joined the firm in 2012 and works closely with Suzanne Trask on complex and high value claims.  She is also assisted by Kate O’Brien and Tanith Jones.

Ipek deals with clinical negligence cases against NHS Trusts, GPs and private doctors.  She represents both adults and children.  She has particular expertise acting for patients who have suffered strokes, brain tumours and brain abscesses.

Ipek has also represented groups of patients who have suffered negligent medical treatment from Roderick Irvine, gynaecologist, Ian Paterson, breast surgeon, Roger Bainton, Maxillofacial doctor and Simon Lambert, shoulder surgeon.  She has experience of assisting families with Coroner investigations and at inquest hearings where they have lost loved ones due to substandard medical treatment.

Ipek has been praised by clients for “exceeding their expectations” and her “genuine empathy” and “hard work”.

Ipek is of dual nationality (Turkish-Belgian) and speaks fluent Turkish.

She supports Headway East London, where she acts as a mentor to a gentleman who has suffered a brain injury.  She is passionate about raising awareness of sepsis and encephalitis, having previously represented both children and adults who have been affected.

Professional memberships

  • Senior Litigator for the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Media Contributions

  • “Ipek and Suzanne... have been amazing, extremely empathetic and understanding...I was really amazed.”

    Dorthe Kaehne Schmidt

  • "Ipek's assistance with my Father's medical negligence claim was second to none, she kept me informed, really progressed matters and showed genuine empathy with myself and my family. Having previously enquired with another firm I was so pleased we chose Bolt Burden Kemp as we weren't just another number and we felt like we mattered to Ipek & the firm."

    Rachael Waring

  • Ipek Tugcu she was so helpful and very understanding in a very difficult time.

    Mr S Jennings

  • Ipek, thank you for your hard work. My words fail me to express how grateful I am to have been in your professional hands. It's a good relief for justice to take place. Even though I will not forget the pain at least I am happy with the results and grateful for your hard work. As a customer I applaud your hard work and trust in your organisation.

    Gladys Clarry

  • I would like to take this opportunity to say how much my husband and I appreciated Ipek's professionalism, communication skills and, not least, the care and attention she devoted to my case every step along the way from its inception to its conclusion.


  • “Ipek, I would like to thank you for all your hard work in settling this for me; you have been supportive, professional & sensitive throughout & have given me the confidence to pursue justice for what has been a very traumatic & challenging experience & I am so grateful for your efforts.”

    Medical Negligence client

  • Ipek exceeded my expectations. The service I received from Bolt Burdon Kemp was absolutely excellent. I was always kept up to date with everything and was always informed about what the next steps were. All my questions were always answered without hesitation. I couldn't have hoped for a better or more friendly service.

    Charlie Webb

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