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Covid-19 update: Business as usual at Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp continues to remain very much open for business. We are passionate about achieving life-changing results for our clients, providing excellent client care and ensuring you receive the support you need.

We continue to progress our clients’ existing cases and support new clients with their cases.

All of our wonderful people are successfully working from home. We have re-opened our office so that those who need to work in the office are able to do so, in a socially distanced and safe manner. 

Our strategy of working in teams continues to ensure there is always someone for you to talk to. We are using telephone and video-conferencing very effectively. A number of multi-million pound cases have settled since the virus outbreak, using these facilities.

We are determined more than ever that the wheels of justice will keep on turning.

Contact us on 020 7288 4800 or and one of our team will get in touch with you.

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Victoria is a Senior Associate and Head of the Spinal Injury Team.

Victoria specialises in acting for adults and children who have suffered spinal injuries either as a result of personal injury (including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, occupier’s liability claims and fatal accidents) or medical negligence involving both NHS and private clinicians.

Victoria has experience in representing clients who have sustained paraplegic injuries and also represented clients who have higher level tetraplegic injuries.  Victoria is mindful of the secondary complications suffered by those who are spinally injured such as neuropathic pain, pressure sores and bowel and bladder complications.

Victoria is passionate about ensuring that her clients receive compensation that properly compensates them for their losses and enjoys the challenge of calculating and proving unusual losses.  Wherever possible Victoria aims to obtain early interim payments and rehabilitation for her clients and is experienced in assisting clients with identifying suitable properties for adaption to their individual needs, liaising with case managers and setting up care regimes and therapeutic support.

Victoria’s cases of note include:

  • Acting on behalf of a Claimant who sustained a spinal cord injury and below the knee amputation following a fall at work.  Settlement was achieved at £4.5 million.
  • Achieving a lump sum settlement in excess of £3 million for a below the knee amputation as a result of a motorcycle accident.  Liability was disputed.  The settlement, which was achieved at a JSM, included provision for loss of earnings (including a loss of chance claim), prosthetics and future care and accommodation.
  • Acting on behalf of a Claimant in a liability disputed claim involving a fall from height.  The Claimant sustained a brain injury in addition to multiple orthopaedic (including spinal) injuries.  Following a settlement meeting the case settled for a six figure sum.
  • Acting on behalf of a Claimant injured in a road traffic accident where liability was heavily disputed and subsequently settled at trial [Bennett –v- Southwell [2013] EWHC 2382 (QB)].
  • Assistant in the case of a claimant injured as a result of a road traffic accident.  The claimant was a high level tetraplegic.  Victoria assisted in quantifying and supporting the claimant’s multimillion pound care claim.

Victoria regularly supports and fundraises for the Spinal Injuries Association and Back Up Trust, including running the London marathon.

Victoria also volunteers for her local branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and has successfully set up a local scheme providing packs of emergency supplies to families in need.

Professional memberships

  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Victoria's Recent Posts

Spinal Injury
Meet the artist – Dustine West: The ‘Secret Bid Silent Auction’

As part of our Virtual Art Exhibition showcasing the exquisite drawings of artist Dustine West, Bolt Burdon Kemp are delighted to host an online secret…

By Victoria Oliver
Accident Claims
Teaching Road Safety – A Community Approach

This week is Injury Prevention Week (#IPW2020) and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) are campaigning for better road safety for pedestrians with a…

By Victoria Oliver
Spinal Injury
Preparing to run away to the circus – claims arising from aerial classes

I don’t know where the idea about running away to the circus came from but it feels like it has been around for a long…

By Victoria Oliver

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