Josh Hughes

Josh is a Senior Associate and heads up the Complex Injuries team, having joined the firm in 2017.

Since qualification in 2012, Josh has specialised in representing people with serious injuries.  Working on behalf of both adults and children, he has developed considerable expertise in personal injury and medical negligence claims.

Josh has a particular interest in acting for clients who have sustained life-changing orthopaedic injuries including amputations as well as claims involving fatalities.  In addition, Josh is experienced in conducting matters involving missed and delayed diagnoses.

Notable cases include working for an agricultural engineer who sustained life threatening crushing injuries in a workplace accident.  Josh secured regular interim payments for his client to ease his financial pressures and a very significant final settlement in just over two years.

In a difficult medical negligence claim Josh represented a young lady in a case against the NHS which had failed to diagnose a rare congenital abnormality.  Despite complexities around who was to blame and how the negligence had affected his client, Josh was able to show that his client’s career had been adversely affected by the hospital’s failings, and went on to negotiate a favourable compensation award for her.

Josh also acted for the parents of an infant who tragically died in childbirth.  The claim involved complex arguments as to whether the hospital’s negligence had caused or contributed to the death.

Bolt Burdon Kemp is a major supporter of the brain injury charity Headway.  Up until 2017, Josh held the position of Trustee and Company Secretary at the charity’s Salisbury & South Wiltshire branch.  Josh is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Josh is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.