Jessica Standley; Abuse Lawyer; Bolt Burdon Kemp Jessica Standley; Abuse Lawyer; Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Jessica joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in January 2019 and is an Associate in the Abuse department.

Since qualifying in 2012 she has specialised in representing survivors of sexual abuse and has experience in bringing claims against a variety of institutions including schools, local authorities, hospitals, religious organisations and high profile individuals. She has particular experience in claims against private schools and the medical profession.

She has represented a number of groups of claimants in claims against the same abuser, the most notable of which was working on the Jimmy Savile child sexual abuse litigation.  Her experience included assisting with the negotiation of the Scheme and being the main point of contact for clients throughout.  She has additionally lead litigation against Barclays Bank with regard to their liability for abuse that took place during pre-employment medical examinations.

Jessica has represented many former residents of Shirley Oaks Children’s Home and is familiar with pursuing applications under the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme.

She is passionate about representing survivors of abuse and has campaigned for the introduction of mandatory reporting.  She is a member of the Victims Reference Group formed by the London Victims’ Commissioner which helps to ensure victims’ voices are heard.

Jessica is a committee member of Association of Women’s Solicitors London which helps support women in the legal profession and is currently running 10 marathons in 10 countries to raise funds for Wheelpower and the National Association for People Abused in Childhood.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Women’s Solicitors
  • Victims Reference Group
  • I had originally been in contact with Bolt Burdon Kemp in a case that I was involved in as a witness. I had never intended to pursue a case of my own - until I met Jessica. She offered to represent me and I had little hope that my case…
  • I cannot stress how exceptional the way the case was handled by Jessica Standley from start to finish, she dealt with every issue I had in a considerate & professional manner.  Never at any time did I have reason to regret any decision that was made in the process which…
  • Jessica was the first person I talked to about my situation and the first one to believe me, that was priceless for me.  I got on so well with her, she was great.  From the moment I met her I trusted her and knew she would sort this for me. …
  • Jessica was superb, I have nothing but good things to say.  She was helpful, considerate and compassionate.

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