Victoria is an Associate in our Military claims team.
Victoria first joined Bolt Burdon Kemp as a paralegal in March 2015. She then commenced her training contract with the firm before qualifying as a solicitor in April 2018. Victoria chose to qualify into our Military team after completing a six month placement as part of her training contract.
She really enjoys working with personnel and gaining an insight into the British Armed Forces. The military is unique in that it is one of the only multi-disciplinary organisations where home and work lives are intangibly linked. Often it is a place where personnel and their families live, socialise, work, receive medical treatment and seek welfare guidance. Victoria enjoys the variety of different legal claims that can arise out of such an organisation and the complexities involved.
For most personnel, serving their country is more of a vocation rather than ‘just a job’, and the loss of this can have a huge impact. When personnel are injured and forced to leave before having the opportunity to complete a full military career, there is often nothing in the civilian sector that can replace the camaraderie and lifestyle of being in the military. Victoria is passionate about assisting personnel who have no choice but to leave their military before they are ready and achieving the best possible outcome to make the transition to civilian life as easy as possible.
Victoria has worked on a number of high-profile claims, such as the Voyager and Snatch Land Rover litigation. She has experience in helping people achieve compensation for both psychiatric injury, such as a delayed diagnosis of PTSD, and physical injuries, such as a Non Freezing Cold Injury.
Victoria has also worked on claims where negligence has sadly resulted in loss of life. She has experience in representing dependents under the Fatal Accidents Act. As part of this she has supported and represented military families at Inquests.
- Law Society
- Association of Personal Injury Solicitors (APIL)