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 has been brilliant, sensitive and understanding. He always made sure I had all the information needed to make my own decisions. Joseph’s provided advice that was clear and he gave me options so that I was always fully involved in the process. He spent a significant time on me…
    A W
  • Joseph was excellent, understanding and professional. I want to spread my gratitude to not only Joseph but to the whole firm for making this process so easy for me. Selina was also really great and always kept me updated.
    J D
  • Joseph was easy to talk to and very understanding. He kept me up to date at all times and handled my case brilliantly. I found the process very difficult but Ben provided me with much needed constant contact and reassurance.
  • 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…

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