Kate Roos

Kate is a Senior Solicitor in the Military Claims Department at Bolt Burdon Kemp, having joined the firm in September 2015.

She specialises in bringing high value clinical negligence and personal injury claims against the Ministry of Defence on behalf of serving soldiers and veterans.  She is passionate about achieving justice and the best possible settlements for her clients.  Kate enjoys a varied practice, with her expertise ranging from accidents at work, delays in diagnosing medical conditions, through to non freezing cold injury (NFCI), bullying and harassment and sexual assault.  She has been involved in the Voyager flight litigation, successfully settling a number of cases for military passengers involved in a near miss incident over the Black Sea.

Kate qualified as a solicitor in 2014, having completed her training in personal injury and medical negligence with a specialist London law firm.  Prior to that she worked as a clinical negligence paralegal with a particular focus on brain and birth injury cases and had the opportunity to volunteer for an educational trust in Nanyuki, Kenya, as part of her role.  Volunteering is important to Kate, who has been a school governor for her local primary school in London and has trained as helpline volunteer for Victim Support.  Supporting military charities is a key part of Kate’s role and she enjoys the challenge of thinking of innovative and fun ways to raise funds for this important work – from organising a Big Curry lunch for the Soldiers’ Charity to taking part in the Nuclear Rush race for Blesma.

She studied history at the University of Leeds achieving a First Class degree and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course in London with distinction.

Professional memberships

  • Forces Law
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • I approached BBK just after my Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claim had been refused at tribunal.  My case was far too complex for me to prove negligence on my own, even with the help of forces charities. From the outset it was clear that my claim would take time, compounded by the fact I was still and am currently still serving, also still receiving medical treatment.  I knew the treatment I received while in Afghanistan for a newly presented illness was negligible and BBK took the case on and from there they handled my case brilliantly. I knew I was in good hands.  This is not a firm that overloads its staff.  The team I was dealing with were always on hand for updates and seemed genuinely concerned when treatment wasn't working for me or I was having a bad time and compassion goes a long way in my book.  They were always professional but always understanding and adaptable to my needs. I quickly learnt that this is a firm that likes to get things done so we're on my wavelength.  It's key to keep things moving so swift responses to their questions and keeping them updated at all times was important to me as it makes their job easier being updated along the way rather than chasing people.  Claims can be time critical so it's key to stay on top of it. Making a claim against the MoD can be a daunting prospect, especially for younger soldiers who may feel they will get in trouble for doing so.  This is not something to worry about, especially when dealing with one of the top firms in this sector. The process took time but ultimately was made much easier by the team being so attentive and proactive and would recommend BBK highly to anybody and in fact have on a few occasions.

    Edward

  • I feel it would be unfair to single anyone out, every single person I dealt with handled my case quickly, courteously and professionally.  Kate carried that service on.  I have already recommended BBK to two of my friends and will continue to do so.

    Edward

  • “When I was injured, I did not know what legal options I had.  A friend put me in touch with Bolt Burdon Kemp and from that point on it has been a very pleasant experience.  BBK have been professional throughout and handled everything with minimal input required from myself, producing a very positive result”

    Private in the Reserves

  • Serving as a Reservist I was injured due to the collapse of a ladder, while working for my unit. Bolt Burdon Kemp came highly recommended by a friend and lived up to that recommendation!! From start to finish, Kate Roos was a pleasure to deal with, putting up with my questions and providing me with frequent updates. She was always realistic and reigned in my enthusiasm, but was firmly on my side during the negotiations!!! I had never considered litigation before and would wholeheartedly recommend Bolt Burdon Kemp to my service colleagues.

    Stuart, London OTC

  • Kate Roos was excellent, she kept me updated and fully informed at all times, really fantastic.

    Anonymous

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