Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

Victoria Abbott-Fleming MBE

Victoria is the founder of the Burning Nights CRPS Support charity, a trained barrister and also the chair of trustees for the charity. 

Victoria studied law and Spanish as a joint honours degrees at University of Wales and going on to be called to the bar as a barrister.

Securing lecturing and teaching posts Victoria loved passing her knowledge on to others.

After a minor accident at work she was diagnosed 5 months later with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).  In 2006 Victoria made the very tough decision to have an above the right knee leg amputation in 2006 due to massive open leg ulcers.  After contracting a near fatal dose of Influenza A (Swine Flu) at the beginning of 2014, in December 2014 Victoria had her 2nd above knee amputation all down to the excruciatingly painful condition CRPS/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. 

It was around this time that Victoria began to think about spreading awareness of this horrific condition and this is why she started Burning Nights CRPS Support.  To see her full story visit

Victoria has been awarded Aspire magazine's "Inspirational Woman of the Year 2016".  Her charity was awarded Best Team Performance from WeGo Health in 2019. In February 2020 she was awarded the Points of Light from the Prime Minister’s Office and in June 2021 she was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.