About Jonathan Wheeler
Jonathan qualified in Liverpool in 1993, cutting his teeth on a caseload of tripping claims against the local council. He joined Bolt Burdon Kemp five years later, becoming a partner in 2003. Formerly head of both the personal injury and child abuse teams, he succeeded Lynne Burdon as managing partner in April 2017.
In 2006, Jonathan was named one of the ‘Hot 100’ lawyers of the year by The Lawyer magazine, recognising his campaigning work for survivors of child abuse, work which continues today. He appeared alongside Sir Keir Starmer who was similarly honoured in the same issue! Jonathan went on to represent two claimants in the landmark House of Lords case A v Hoare & others (2008) changing the law to extend the time limits for anyone wishing to bring a child abuse claim. He now has an over-arching role developing and approving the strategy for all personal injury cases handled by the firm.
Jonathan is a fellow and former president (2015-16) of APIL, a member of The Law Society’s Civil Justice and LGBT+ committees, and of FOCIS, the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors.
Having time on his hands in lockdown, he co-authored the third edition of APIL’s Guide to Child Abuse Compensation Claims, the definitive handbook for lawyers representing survivors of abuse, due to be published by Lexis Nexis in December 2020.
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