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Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp fields a team that attracts praise for 'going the extra mile' and being 'consistently client focused'. The practice covers a broad range of catastrophic injury cases, and is sub-divided into specialist departments dedicated to one type of injury, such as spinal and child brain injury. Advising on the needs of ex-service personnel, such as mental health care within the Armed Forces, is another niche specialism offered by the Military team. Practice head Caroline Klage focuses on complex child brain injury cases, including cerebral palsy claims. Raquel Siganporia leads the spinal injury team, and regularly acts for those who, having a primary injury, then suffer a secondary complication indicative of negligence.

Practice head(s):Caroline Klage

Other key lawyers:Suzanne Trask; Raquel Siganporia


'The clinical negligence team at BBK incorporates first class lawyers who have had excellent training, along with a very client-focused approach. This ensures great attention to detail, and their concentration on high value claims means they have the resources to devote to each case.'

'They are very strong on making sure the client (often a child or protected party) gets the best treatment and care, frequently expending time and resources to benefit the Claimant, for which they realise they will not recover all their own costs.'

'A track record of achieving outstanding results in high value catastrophic claims, particularly involving birth injury. The team is highly knowledgeable, dedicated and fearless.'

'Raquel Siganporia is a stand out partner who demonstrates strengths in difficult situations and unending patience, empathy and thoroughness, as well as a strong legal knowledge in her field.'

'Raquel Siganporia is an exceptional solicitor who tenaciously represents her clients, many of whom have suffered life-changing spinal injuries.'

' Caroline Klage is one of the very best, if not the best, clinical negligence solicitor in the UK. Her understanding of birth injury claims is second to none and she has incredible empathy with her clients.'

Next Generation Partners

Raquel Singaporia - Bolt Burdon Kemp

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 2

Bolt Burdon Kemp

Bolt Burdon Kemp is noted for taking on high-risk and difficult liability claims, where it has 'an enviable record of success' in securing early rehabilitation. The team has 'a realistic appreciation of the risks of litigation', and solely specialises in complex and serious injury claims that regularly result in high-value settlements. The practice's niche specialisms set it apart in the market. The military claims team, where Ahmed Al-Nahhas is a key practitioner, has significant experience representing injured service personnel, veterans and their families in claims against the Ministry of Defence. The abuse department is led by David McClenaghan, who has been involved in several ground-breaking decisions in the field of child abuse law. Orthopaedic injury expert Joshua Hughes heads the complex injuries group, which covers a blend of clinical negligence and personal injury work. Jonathan Wheeler heads the team.

Practice head(s):Jonathan Wheeler

Other key lawyers:Rhicha Kapila; Dino Nocivelli; Ahmed Al-Nahhas; David McClenaghan; Joshua Hughes


'Bolt Burdon Kemp has an excellent team of serious injury specialists and really stands out for its work on abuse claims.'

'Bolt Burdon Kemp deals with higher value claims and is very strong in general and across its specialist areas. It has built up a genuine depth of knowledge within its specialist teams. It has very strong military claims, spinal injuries and brain injuries teams. It has very hardworking conscientious people who genuinely care about their clients.'

'Strengths are in client care, professional approach, going the extra mile and being consistently client focused.'

'David McClenaghan is one of the best abuse lawyers.  He is always on top of the details of his case; he is effective whether acting as a solicitor negotiating a settlement or as an advocate in court.'

'Josh Hughes is a wise head on young shoulders and his legal experience enables him to deal with clients sensitively and supportively.'

'From day one, the care and concern showed about my case was such that I felt not as their client any more but as part of their team. In essence, I was treated with respect and their ability to take time and understand my injuries helped a great deal. To say the least, their professional standards were exceptionally outstanding.'

'With regards to their personal injury work, Bolt Burdon Kemp has one of the best, if not the best, military teams, headed up by Rhicha Kapila and Ahmed Al-Nahhas. They are both stand-out practitioners in this area of work, dealing with their own clients with compassion, care and thoroughness that is second to none, whilst being resolute but open minded in their dealings with the Ministry of Defence.'

'The team dealing with historic sex abuse cases is very sympathetic and very good at allowing its clients to tell their stories.'

'Dino Nocivelli is very conscientious and meticulous in his work, offering guidance and support throughout and ensuring I have remained central to his approach. He has been sensitive in his nature and support offered, making himself available at all times possible to reassure myself and many other clients with queries, or concerns both about the case and / or with personal issues arising through the stresses of the case.'

Rising stars

Joshua Hughes - Bolt Burdon Kemp

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