Paula Jefferson


  • I am head of BLM's London office and also head the abuse & neglect practice group.
  • I have extensive experience in advising clients facing many issues as a result of non-recent sexual abuse allegations, including participation in inquiries, reviews and investigations as well as civil claims and redress schemes.
  • I represent a wide variety of organisations in different sectors including faith, education, charity, media, health and youth.
  • My experience extends to dealing with international injury claims (including examples linked to the Mumbai terrorist attack) and assisting clients facing claims in the UK in connection with sexual abuse occurring in overseas jurisdictions.
  • I have advised on a variety of claims for stress, bullying and harassment at work made by high achieving professionals in the legal, management, accounting and financial sectors.
  • I was a finalist in the 2019 Women in Insurance Awards.


Law Society Member

Significant reported cases

  • C v D (2006)
  • Pike & Doyle v Indian Hotels Co Ltd (2013)
  • McDade v Critchlow & Others (2014)
  • Jimmy Savile Compensation Scheme


Contact Details

+44 20 7029 4239


‘Paula Jefferson is a lawyer you want on your side. She is measured and knows her subject inside out.’

Legal 500 2022 - Personal Injury: Defendant

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