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Victoria is a Solicitor 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.

Professional memberships

  • Law Society
  • Association of Personal Injury Solicitors (APIL)

Victoria's Recent Posts

Military Claims
Attending an Inquest – what to expect

My colleagues have recently written blogs about when an inquest will be held and what happens at the pre-inquest review hearing. This blog explores what…

By Victoria Sedgwick
Military Claims
NFCI: The Journey to Settlement

No journey to settlement is the same for each client.  Whilst it usually involves the same process, the issues and experience can depend on how…

By Victoria Sedgwick
Military Claims
Non-Freezing Cold Injury: The invisible enemy

At Bolt Burdon Kemp we act for many clients who bring compensation claims after suffering a non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) during their service.  This blog…

By Victoria Sedgwick
  • Victoria was very professional, she was the stand out character in the whole thing.  She answered any questions I had quickly and thoroughly.  I couldn’t fault the service.
    DH
  • Victoria could not have done more for me, she sorted everything out and obtained a fantastic settlement for me and my family.  Susan was great, she kept me up to date and she and the finance partner (Luke) were also wonderful – I had to move house quickly and they…
  • You were brilliant.  I had gone to other firms and it was so stressful.  Your firm made it completely stress free, you kept me up to date, fully informed and at no point stressed me out about anything.  I can now get the help I need.  Everyone I dealt with…
  • I just wanted to say to you that you have been more help to us than you could ever know. When I contacted you two years ago we were both in such a dark and frightening place, we felt powerless and like victims. You believed us and tried your best…

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