Thomas Beale, Abuse Lawyer, Bolt Burdon Kemp Thomas Beale, Abuse Lawyer, Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Thomas is a Partner in the Abuse team at Bolt Burdon Kemp having joined the firm in March 2018.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 2009, Thomas represents survivors of child abuse.  He has successfully brought claims against St John’s Ambulance, The Scout Association, local authorities, schools, various religious institutions and family members.  More recently, he has developed an expertise in claims arising out of sexual abuse suffered by pupils in private schools.

Thomas also represents many former residents of Shirley Oaks Children’s Home and is experienced in making applications under Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme as well as pursuing civil claims against the council.

In the landmark case of A v Watchtower [2015] EWHC 1722 (QB), the first judgment against the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the UK for sexual abuse, Thomas assisted in bringing this case to court.

Previously, Thomas successfully represented hundreds of claimants injured in the course of their employment, acting for both private clients and trade union members.

Thomas is extremely passionate about his work and committed to getting the best possible results for his clients.  Thomas believes excellent client care is paramount, approaching every case with the sensitivity and the understanding required.  Thomas is a strong litigator and fights to obtain the maximum damages for all of his clients as well as ensuring that they have the support needed throughout the entire litigation process.

He is a dedicated member of both the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

As an expert, Thomas regularly appears in the media to offer his opinion on the developments in child abuse law, appearing on ITV News and in The Guardian, The Telegraph and Manchester Evening News.

  • Kathleen was so brave to take my case on and she proved she knew her stuff. Tommy helped out and was so knowledgeable and sweet. Beth was amazing she listened to my frustrations and was so patient with me. She also kept me up to date and settled my case…
    H T
  • Thomas was so supportive, approachable, friendly and very professional. I was very happy with Thomas and all that he achieved for me. He gave me the confidence to keep going throughout my case. I have no complaints at all, the firm is really fantastic.
    Anon
  • The service was very good.  Tommy was very nice and very professional.
    JP
  • Tommy was a great geezer a fantastic person.  He was really understanding and compassionate and the whole team were also really good.  I was really happy with the firm.
    JM

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