Part of the Abuse Team
Rhea joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in January 2020 as a Paralegal in our abuse department.
Rhea previously worked as a serious injury Paralegal at a large national firm where she acted exclusively on behalf of claimants, bringing claims relating to historic child abuse, complex spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
Rhea is particularly passionate about representing survivors of abuse and has represented a number of former residents of Shirley Oaks Children’s Home, pursuing applications under the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme. Previously, she worked for an NHS Trust, assisting with challenging and high profile healthcare law and Court of Protection matters.
Before beginning her career in law, Rhea volunteered as an adviser and wrote submissions to the First-Tier Tribunal (Social Security) to appeal DWP decisions on behalf of her clients. She also worked as a Research Fellow and subsequently as a Research Consultant within the business information & media sectors.
Rhea read History, Philosophy and Politics at King’s College London, where she received a King’s Experience Research Award for her contribution to the history department and a Letter of Commendation from the department of Philosophy. She went on to study her Graduate Diploma in Law, receiving a Distinction for her research paper addressing the extent to which the Human Rights Act 1998 protects individuals with mental disorders being detained and treated against their will.
A keen debater, Rhea has promoted social mobility and equality initiatives both within the workplace and the wider arena.