Saphra is a Solicitor in the Abuse Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp. Saphra joined the firm in August 2022 and specialises in bringing claims for compensation on behalf of survivors of abuse.
Saphra is passionate about working with survivors of abuse and has a holistic approach to supporting clients through the length of their legal case. Saphra has previously worked with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in the charity sector and has a track record of commitment to justice for survivors of abuse.
After completing her law degree Saphra started her legal career working in Family Law in the United States. During this time, Saphra helped to represent women and their children in cases where there was often an element of domestic abuse.
Before joining BBK, Saphra worked for a legal charity in London. Here she supported clients who had been made victim to sexual violence in their work place. Throughout her roles she has recognised the devastating impact that abuse has on the lives and mental health of survivors and the help that a legal claim can bring as part of a survivors healing process.
In her current role she assists in both historic and recent child abuse claims against schools, local authorities, religious institutions, scout and cadet organisations and individual abusers. Experiences in her previous and current role allow her to build a relationship of trust with her clients. She recognises that it is important that survivors of abuse feel able to discuss their trauma openly. Her empathy and care enable her to reassure her clients that their best interests are at the forefront of all her work.
Saphra is interested in safeguarding, particularly of children, and is a Trust Governor of a local primary school. She also sits on the Children and Young People committee at her local council. Her other interests and roles have included working with children in care and volunteering as a Civilian Instructor with the cadets. This gives her a greater insight into legal claims that have an element of this nature.
Saphra completed her Law degree in 2008 for which she obtained a 2:1. She went on to complete her New York Bar Examinations in which she received the equivalent of a Distinction before qualifying in England & Wales through the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme.