Jessica Standley

Jessica joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in January 2019 and is an Associate in the Abuse department.

Since qualifying in 2012 she has specialised in representing survivors of sexual abuse and has experience in bringing claims against a variety of institutions including schools, local authorities, hospitals, religious organisations and high profile individuals. She has particular experience in claims against private schools and the medical profession.

She has represented a number of groups of claimants in claims against the same abuser, the most notable of which was working on the Jimmy Savile child sexual abuse litigation.  Her experience included assisting with the negotiation of the Scheme and being the main point of contact for clients throughout.  She has additionally lead litigation against Barclays Bank with regard to their liability for abuse that took place during pre-employment medical examinations.

Jessica has represented many former residents of Shirley Oaks Children’s Home and is familiar with pursuing applications under the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme.

She is passionate about representing survivors of abuse and has campaigned for the introduction of mandatory reporting.  She is a member of the Victims Reference Group formed by the London Victims’ Commissioner which helps to ensure victims’ voices are heard.

Jessica is a keen runner having run 10 marathons in 10 countries raising over £15,000 for Wheelpower and the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Women’s Solicitors
  • Victims Reference Group
  • Jess was great.  She kept me updated and was always in touch if I needed it.  The service was really good, from start to finish.


  • Jess was first class, I cannot speak highly enough of her.  She kept me informed all the way through and was a credit to the firm.  If there was a word bigger than excellent I would use that to describe her.  I would recommend your firm to anyone who needs these services.


  • Everybody was great, I couldn’t fault the service.  Jess gave clear communication and I always knew what was happening.  I was very confident in the service.

    Simon from Swindon

  • Jessica was superb, I have nothing but good things to say.  She was helpful, considerate and compassionate.


  • Jessica was very good, she was an excellent solicitor.  I had no problems.  I received an efficient and excellent service and I will be recommending her to everyone.


  • Jessica was absolutely brilliant, she was really caring.  She helped me, talked to me and listened to me.  She fought really hard to get me as much as she could.


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