Siobhán Crawford

Siobhán is an Associate solicitor in child abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

Prior to her arrival Siobhán worked on behalf of catastrophically injured clients, undertaking work with clients who had suffered brain and spinal injuries.  Seeking a new challenge Siobhán joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in January 2013.

Since her arrival Siobhán has undertaken claims against The Scout Association, the Church of England and various public schools.  Recognising her commitment to getting the best for her clients Siobhán was nominated for the Young Achiever of the Year award at the Personal Injury Awards 2011.  Siobhán has also been recognised as being “highly committed, with a strong sense of justice” in the 2015/16 Legal 500.

Siobhán was also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of 28 Too Many until October 2017, a UK based anti female genital mutilation (FGM) charity working to end FGM across Africa and the diaspora communities through research, building community networks and international advocacy.  28 Too Many travels to Africa producing reports on the prevalence of FGM as well as advising the UK and international governments on what can be done to bring about a sustainable change to end FGM.

Professional memberships

  • Former Chair of FGM Charity, 28 Too Many
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Amnesty International

Media contributions and commentary

  • Interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, February 2018 – regarding the release of John Worboys
  • Interview on the Vanessa Feltz Show, BBC Radio London, February 2018 – giving her opinion on the release of John Worboys

  • Interview with Nick Ferrari on LBC, August 2018 – regarding abuse in the Catholic Church
  • BBK were faced with unprecedented behaviour, challenges and the most difficult of defendants in my case.  The Defendants used delaying tactics, broken promises and obstacles never heard of before in an attempt to sabotage and dismiss my claim. BBK were relentless and determined for Justice to be done. Jonathan Wheeler, Abbie Hickson, Sharmin Shabir and Siobhán Crawford all worked tirelessly and were determined to achieve compensation for me.  Their knowledge and resources should be considered the best in the business. I achieved Compensation from The Defendants and I would highly recommend BBK.  I am sure other firms would have given up or achieved very little faced with the problems presented to me in this case.  It has been a very challenging and difficult time for me but knowing I had BBK watching my back and working for me helped me look forward with confidence resulting in a successful claim.  I have no hesitation in highly recommending their Services.

    Peter Lewis

  • "I would like to say how professional Siobhán has been throughout this case. Siobhán has also handled everything with me in a caring & sympathetic way and has made the whole process much easier for me."  

    Child Abuse client

  • Thanks Siobhan - I'm sure you get this all the time but it's really great to meet a lawyer so friendly and approachable!

    Anonymous Child Abuse Client

  • "Thanks again so much. This will hopefully change our lives forever in a good way and I will always be indebted to you for your continued support and encouragement. I really appreciate everything you have done for me. I know at times I've been upset but without your care and concern this wouldn't have been achievable."

    Child Abuse client

  • I couldn’t fault anything, I was kept informed throughout. Siobhán was great.  I’d also like to give special mention to Harriet and Rebecca who helped a lot.

    TM

  • Simply thanks seems quite inappropriate although I am certain you know just how much this settlement means.  I can breath.  It’s taken a few days for it to settle in my mind.  I am grateful and thank you for helping me to close this chapter of my life.

    Child Abuse Client

  • "Siobhan, just thought I would say hi and show you something I am attaching a photo of my little family with our own little house, I've lost 8 1/2 stone and things are finally amazing. I couldn't have achieved any of this without your help and I will always be grateful. Thank you so much again."

    Mrs H

  • I would like to thank everyone at BBK for everything that you have done for me.....in particular Siobhan, Selina and Jonathan. While money can never erase what happened it does go some way to bringing some kind of closure and recognition from the school of what happened. Thank you all so much.

    Jon Bailes

  • Siobhán, sincere thanks to you and the whole team.  Your care and professionalism and kindness will never ever be forgotten.

    J.N.

  • Siobhán was wonderful, she understood me and all of my concerns and kept me informed.  She really was wonderful!

    S.H.

  • Siobhán was amazing, she gave me exceptional service and I was really happy with the result.

    TR

  • I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the assistance and support you have given to me during this time. As you are aware i have had dealings with numerous lawyers over the years throughout my business and personal life.  It's without question that you and your company are the best I have ever dealt with and I will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

    Anonymous

  • Thank you for all your support and hard work on my case.  The company have been outstanding.  I would like to thank yous from the bottom of my heart on how much this has had a more positive outlook on mine and my family life.  Keep up your work ethics as it shines bright.

    Christopher Young

  • “Thank you so much for all that you have done in the past two years for me, it has been a pleasure to have you working for me.”  

    Child Abuse client

  • Siobhan was excellent, she was empathetic and passionate but always balanced.  She made a really difficult process very easy for me.  She radiated confidence and experience and that filled me with confidence to keep moving forward.  I was worried that this process was going to take so much time for me to deal with but Siobhan promised me she would only get in touch if she needed me and she stuck to that and made the whole process much less stressful than I expected.

    LM

  • Sharmin was really lovely person – very helpful – Siobhan – made him feel good about himself and better about the whole thing – really told him straight how it was and he needed to hear that.

    PK

  • Sharmin initially then Siobhan and Susie when dealing with bank/payment stuff – exceptional – they all made it really stress free – I was worried about starting this as thought it would be a lot of grief but totally stress free.

    Anonymous

  • Siobhan was absolutely fantastic throughout, it was a long drawn out process but she never gave up, she kept going until she succeeded, so happy and would recommend her to anybody.

    AB

  • Thank you for all you do.  You have gone beyond what I feel you should do to make it alright for us and I thank you for that.

    A

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