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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
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
Child Abuse
Joseph Carr quoted by BBC Sports, 21 October 2020

By Joseph Carr
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Abuse Claims
Respected Church Leader and ex-BBC Wales presenter Benjamin Thomas jailed for 10 years for abusing…

Disgraced pastor Benjamin Thomas, 44, of the Criccieth Family Church in Gwynedd was jailed for 10 years and four months earlier this month after admitting…

By Joseph Carr
  • I was trying to buy my council house during this process and would have lost it if Joseph had not gone above and beyond to secure an interim payment I could use as a deposit.  The service was great, I could not have asked for better.  Joseph was compassionate, understanding,…
    JW
  • Joseph was great, he always explained everything and was really understanding, helpful and kind.  I just want to say a BIG thank you for everything he did for me. Brilliant.  12 out of 10!
  • Joe was superb.  He was really fantastic with me from the beginning and very sensitive.
    PW
  • Joseph Carr was very good, really understanding, compassionate and sympathetic.  He was excellent and really professional.

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