Bernadette has over 25 years of experience of working with people who have been affected by abuse and violent crime having spent the majority of her career with the Scottish Government and Ministry of Justice. Her client's report report that she is approachable and trustworthy which is especially important given the nature of her work. 

Bernadette joined Digby Brown considering this an ideal opportunity to further her work with survivors. She specialises in representing claimants in applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and regularly presents cases to the First Tier Tribunal. Following the change in law in relation to timebar, she is actively involved in pursuing compensation for survivors of non recent abuse.