Jonathan Wheeler works at Bolt Burdon Kemp.
Jonathan qualified in Liverpool in 1993, brought up on a diet of tripping claims against the local council. He joined Bolt Burdon Kemp 5 years later, becoming a partner in 2003 and head of the personal injury group in 2005. 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.
He has been a member of the Law Society's specialist personal injury panel since 1997 and is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Jonathan was elected to APIL’s national executive in 2008, following a stint as the co-ordinator of APIL's Child Abuse Special Interest Group. He is also the treasurer of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL), and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Personal Injury Law.
He is regularly asked to provide comment on topical issues for the national media; among his claims to fame he lists being interviewed live on Channel 4 News, and being quoted on the front page of The Times. Reported cases include: Y v Wandsworth London Borough Council  All ER (D) 203 (Apr) – established the vicarious liability of a local education authority in relation to a teacher abusing a pupil (Court of Appeal); A v Hoare & related appeals  1 AC 844 - landmark case on limitation time periods for child abuse claims (House of Lords); Pierce v Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council  1 FLR 1189 – first case where damages were awarded for a failure to retain a child in care by a local authority (Court of Appeal); BJM v Eyre & others  All ER (D) 139 (Nov) – substantial damages awarded in case where child abducted and sold into prostitution (High Court, Leeds).
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