Bolt Burdon Kemp

Jonathan Wheeler

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Jonathan is the Managing Partner at Bolt Burdon Kemp. In 2006 he 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 Kier 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.

Career

Qualified 1993, joined Bolt Burdon Kemp 1998, partner 2003, managing partner 2017. Notable cases include A v Hoare and related appeals [2008] 1 AC 844 - landmark case on limitation which changed the time limits for historical abuse and assault cases, subsequently allowing many to be brought successfully out of time (House of Lords).

Professional Memberships

Fellow and Past President (2015-16) of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Member of The Law Society's LGBT+ and Civil Justice Committees, and the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors.