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Covid-19 update: Business as usual at Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp continues to remain very much open for business. We are passionate about achieving life-changing results for our clients, providing excellent client care and ensuring you receive the support you need.

We continue to progress our clients’ existing cases and support new clients with their cases.

All of our wonderful people are successfully working from home. We have re-opened our office so that those who need to work in the office are able to do so, in a socially distanced and safe manner. 

Our strategy of working in teams continues to ensure there is always someone for you to talk to. We are using telephone and video-conferencing very effectively. A number of multi-million pound cases have settled since the virus outbreak, using these facilities.

We are determined more than ever that the wheels of justice will keep on turning.

Contact us on 020 7288 4800 or info@boltburdonkemp.co.uk and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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Emily is an Associate Solicitor in the Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp having joined the firm as a newly qualified solicitor in September 2015.

Emily specialises in representing clients in claims for compensation arising from sexual, physical and emotional abuse brought against organisations including the Scout Association, the church, local authorities and the Ministry of Defence.  Emily also acts in claims against individual abusers as well as acting in claims against social services in failure to remove cases.

Emily has a particular interest in supporting victims of trafficking to bring claims for compensation against their traffickers and organisations who failed them.

Emily is passionate about ensuring that victims of abuse are fully compensated via the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.  She acts in a number of cases challenging the CICA’s decisions in relation to children who are victims of abuse who the CICA have said ‘consented’ to what happened to them, as well as where it has been decided that their claim should not be eligible within the scheme.

Before joining Bolt Burdon Kemp, Emily achieved a first class honours degree in Education at Birmingham City University, completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at University of Birmingham and obtained a distinction in her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.

Emily is a trustee of Survivors UK.  Survivors UK is a charity which helps men who have been sexually abused and raises awareness of their needs.  It provides specialist support including individual and group counselling, therapy and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs).

In addition, she is a committee member of Young Legal Aid Lawyers, an organisation which campaigns for a sustainable legal aid system, access to justice and social mobility within the legal profession.  Emily also volunteers for the Schools Consent Project, in which lawyers attend schools to deliver workshops to pupils on consent, and for the Liberty Advice Line.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – accredited as an APIL Litigator
  • Association of Women Solicitors

Emily's Recent Posts

Abuse Claims
Snapchat Blackmailer Akash Sondhi sentenced to 11 years in prison

Sondhi targeted as many as 574 victims, who were based all over the world, reflecting the power and devastation that offenders can wield in an…

By Emily McFadden
Abuse Claims
‘Beatles Church’ Revd John Roberts convicted again for abusing children

On 21st December 2020, Reverend John Roberts was convicted of sexual abuse offences. He had been the reverend at St Peter’s Church, Woolton, Liverpool.  St…

By Emily McFadden
Crown Copyright 2018
Child Abuse
Army Cadet Leader Raymond Waller jailed for child sexual abuse

On 24th November 2020, at Harrow Crown Court, Raymond Waller was sentenced to 9 years for offences he committed against children during his time as…

By Emily McFadden
  • Emily was fantastic, she was very thorough and was always looking at all angles to get justice for me.  I felt really positive about the firm in general.  I felt the management of the firm was excellent during these COVID times.  There was regular communication and updates sent to me…
    CT
  • Emily was superb and really wonderful.  She not only helped me in the claim but helped me with my mental health too.  She made me feel better about myself.
    KF
  • Emily was bloody excellent.  I could not have wished for a better firm.  In my opinion the whole firm is superb.  Thank you so much for everything.
    MR
  • I feel really positive about the way Emily handled my case. She was superb, definitely exceeded my expectations and I couldn’t fault the service. Thank you Emily.  

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