Joshua Hughes > Bolt Burdon Kemp > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bolt Burdon Kemp
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Work Department

Complex Injury


Josh is a Partner and Head of the Complex Injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

Since qualification in 2012, Josh has specialised in representing people with serious injuries. Working on behalf of both adults and children, he has developed considerable expertise in complex and/or high value personal injury and medical negligence claims.

Josh has a particular interest in acting for clients who have sustained life-changing orthopaedic injuries including amputations as well as claims involving fatalities. In addition, Josh is experienced in conducting matters involving missed and delayed medical diagnoses, negligent surgery and lack of informed consent.

Josh is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He is regularly asked to appear on national radio and television covering stories relevant to his role.


Qualified in 2012; joined Bolt Burdon Kemp in 2017 as head of the Complex Injury team, partner in 2019.


APIL accredited Senior Litigator.


University of Swansea, LLB Hons (2008); Cardiff University, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2009)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Bolt Burdon Kemp fields a ‘dedicated and highly specialised team‘ with ‘fantastic expertise‘ and ‘significant experience‘. As well as handling complex brain and spinal injury cases, the firm is particularly known for its niche military claims specialism. This offering is headed up by Ahmed Al-Nahhas, who ‘knows military law backwards‘, and is frequently instructed to act in non-freezing cold injury claims against the Ministry of Defence. Another key area of focus for the team is in child abuse claims; David McClenaghan leads this department, and practice head Jonathan Wheeler is also ‘one of the leading lawyers for abuse claims‘. For orthopaedic injuries, Joshua Hughes is an important name to note.