Joseph Carr, Abuse Solicitor, Bolt Burdon Kemp Joseph Carr, Abuse Solicitor, Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Joseph is an Associate in Bolt Burdon Kemp’s Abuse team.  He qualified as a solicitor in September 2014.

Joseph represents survivors of childhood sexual abuse in claims for compensation.  He acts in claims against individual abusers as well as against religious institutions, schools, the cadets, the Scout Association and social services.

Before qualifying as a solicitor, Joseph studied at UCL (University College London) and he was awarded a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.

Joseph also delivers training to external organisations on the civil claims process for abuse survivors and volunteers for the Schools Consent Project where he delivers workshops to school pupils on the issue of consent.

Joseph has appeared on BBC news, in national newspapers and on BBC radio to represent survivors.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Child Abuse Lawyers
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Joseph's Recent Posts

Child Abuse in Schools
Predatory Herts School teacher Anthony Shenton jailed for sexual abusing school boys

Anthony Shenton, a former Design & Technology teacher at Langleybury School in Hunton Bridge, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after a four-day…

By Joseph Carr
Abuse Claims
Frank Roper and Blackpool FC: The Independent Review into Child Sexual Abuse in Football 1970…

Now that the Independent Review has concluded, it is time to take a look at what the Review said in relation to Frank Roper, a…

By Joseph Carr
Child Abuse
Beauchamps High School teacher Gabriel Uttley jailed for sexually abusing pupils

After a five-day jury trial at Basildon Crown Court, Uttley was convicted on 13th November 2020 of seven offences of indecent assault relating to three…

By Joseph Carr
  • From the very first day I felt that Joe was always there for me.  I had buried everything for nearly 50 years, never telling my partner until the police contacted me.  Joe is the only other person I have ever told.  I was not expecting anything like the settlement I…
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Bolt Burdon Kemp for taking on my case against the MOD.  Your work in bringing my claim to a successful conclusion has been nothing short of exemplary.  I would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Bolt Burdon…
  • BBK is really fantastic.  Joe communicated regularly and even in my down moments he was there.  I had put all of this in a box not to be opened and it was only because I was comfortable with Bolt Burdon Kemp that I was able to open that box.  Businesses…
  • Joe was compassionate, competent and an all-round excellent lawyer.  I don’t trust people easily and it only takes a few minutes for me to know if I will trust them or not but with Joe I knew instantly.  I usually give people enough rope to hang themselves and Joe never…

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