Cheryl Abrahams

Cheryl is a personal injury solicitor and a partner in the Child Brain Injury Team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.  She has been with the firm since 2004.

Having spent many years representing claimants with a range of life-changing injuries, Cheryl now acts exclusively for children who have suffered brain injuries in accidents.

As a member of the Law Society’s personal injury panel, Cheryl is recognised as an accredited specialist in personal injury law.  Cheryl has received further acclaim over the years from two independent guides to the legal profession, The Legal 500 2021 recognised her as a key lawyer within the clinical negligence and personal injury sectors.

Previous entries for Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 are as follows:

  • “Cheryl Abrahams is noted by clients are being “really understanding and responsive.”  She is especially knowledgeable in the field of traumatic brain injury, and has extensive experience representing children in these cases.” – Chambers & Partners, 2018
  • [an] “incredibly experienced” solicitor. “She’s got guts and she’s got judgement – she’s got everything you’d want in a lawyer.” – Chambers & Partners, 2017
  • “[a] leader in the field of personal injury” – Chambers & Partners, 2016
  • “a great strategist, and a genuine believer in her client’s causes”–The Legal 500, 2015
  • Fantastically strategic” – The Legal 500, 2014
  • An efficient and tenacious lawyer.” – The Legal 500, 2013

Cheryl’s clients report that they had “absolute faith from the word go” (Martin Burke) and were “treated with dignity and respect” (Mary Ann Monteith).

Cheryl is extremely passionate about her work on behalf of children with acquired brain injury.  The Child Brain Injury Trust invited her to be a Special Ambassador to the charity in 2017 in recognition of her commitment and support.

Professional memberships

  • The Law Society Personal Injury Panel
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Senior Litigator)
  • Child Brain Injury Trust
  • Contact a Family
  • Cerebra
  • Headway East London
  • Acquired Brain Injury London member (ABIL)
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
  • "After a cycling accident, my daughter found Bolt Burdon Kemp on the internet. I looked at the testimonials and contacted Cheryl Abrahams. I have to thank her for all the professional, helpful and friendly advice she gave to me which resulted in a successful outcome... I would have no hesitation in recommending Bolt Burdon Kemp to anyone."

    Denise Goodley

  • "We both feel that you have done an exceptional job in the work you have done and the peace of mind that you have instilled in us both, in knowing that the job will be done to a high standard with much attention to detail."

    Wayne Agius

  • "We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your efforts in bringing Charlie’s case to a successful conclusion. We have dealt with a few solicitors in the past but none have been as proactive, efficient and organised as you! The knowledge that Charlie’s case was in the hands of such a competent solicitor helped reduce the stress involved considerably. We will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future."

    Irene & Andrew Ridley

  • "I would just like to thank you for your hard work and all the help and guidance you have given me from beginning to end. You made a very difficult and complicated situation very easy and totally stress free. I do appreciate all you have done for me and am very grateful. Thank you very much."

    Michael Phillips

  • "Thank you so much for all your hard work. I really appreciate the way in which you have communicated with me; both professional but most importantly for me you didn't forget I was a person!!"

    Zoe Cicirko

  • "The damages you secured for me are genuinely life changing and, because of that, I feel positive that I can start to put this all behind me now."

    Mike Kininmonth

  • "Dear Cheryl, I wanted to send a special thank you to you and all at Bolt Burdon Kemp for your continued support and generosity to the Child Brain Injury Trust. It means so much to us and enables us to support many families affected by ABI. Warmest wishes"  

    Lisa Turan

  • "I can't tell you how grateful I am for all your hard work and perseverance. The transfer was successful and I am over the moon. I'd also like to extend my acknowledgements to your team as I know they will have worked very hard on my case too..."

    Rex Fearon

  • "I just wanted to say a huge big thank you to you (Cheryl Abrahams) and Tracy (Smith) for all your hard work on my case. I am delighted with the result and I am relieved that the case is over and I can move on. You were efficient, professional and clear in your advice which I really appreciated. From the start I felt confident and I knew that my case was in safe hands."

    Toni Lawrence

  • "I am writing to express my thanks for all the hard work you Cheryl and Tracy put into achieving a satisfactory outcome to my case. From your first contact I felt at ease and was impressed by the professionalism shown during the process."

    Joss Birchwhite

  • "I really appreciated the way Cheryl Abrahams dealt with my personal injury claim. Cheryl managed my expectations well, was very patient in dealing with my many questions and helped to reassure me when I was anxious. I was treated with dignity and respect. I can't thank Cheryl and her team enough."

    Mary Ann Monteith

  • "I was extremely impressed by the relaxed and friendly but highly efficient and business-like manner in which Cheryl Abrahams and her assistant, Tracey, dealt with my case. I felt everything was pitched and poised beautifully in dealings with experts and opponents and the settlement was swiftly and nicely closed... Trauma for anyone is difficult and I was touched and most grateful, particularly, for the sensitivity shown by all the members of the team who played a role in the settlement of the case. I would recommend this legal team without reservation."

    Maura Lynch

  • "I would like to send my thanks for all your hard work and efforts on my recent personal injury claim, which recently settled. You were extremely understanding of my personal circumstances and worked with me to make sure that the best possible outcome was achieved..."

    Mrs M

  • "You always kept me up-to-date with your actions and explained everything fully to me, and I always felt I was in the best hands - and not to mention the patience and respect you gave me."

    Iris Olley

  • "I have been most impressed by the professionalism of the staff at Bolt Burdon Kemp. Cheryl Abrahams and Tracy Smith have been so good at contacting me and keeping me updated with all the details and information I needed... I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work and I'm so very grateful and happy with the settlement I received."

    Billy Lewis

  • "I would like to say thank you for all your help and assistance, you are very good at your job and you kept me informed on a regular basis. At all times I was very happy and confident in you and you made this claim very easy to see through to the end. I will certainly recommend you personally and your company."


  • "I will never be able to express in words Cheryl's hard work. Choosing this law firm was the best thing I ever did. It has changed my life. Financially I am now a proud father that can provide for my son and family. I had lost the will to live but because of this Law firm I am stronger person."

    Malkesh Vara

  • "I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for your hard work and professionalism. Thank you so much for your patience when I had doubts, worries and questions. Your optimism, hard work and kind personality made me believe I would win my fight for compensation for my hand injury. I am so happy. I can now get on with my life. You are truly amazing."


  • “Cheryl was fantastic and I would have to say her whole team (lawyers and support) were just great. I couldn’t have asked for a more professional and empathic team”.

    Mike Kininmonth

  • "I was extremly pleased with the service provided from start to finish. I was kept updated at each stage of my claim & whenever I requested information I had a reply within a day,more often within minutes of my query..."

    MP Life Changing Injury

  • "I cannot thank my solicitor Cheryl Abrahams enough. The stress that was caused by another firm mis managing my case was immense. The relief that I felt from the first meeting with Cheryl was also immense because I had absolute faith in her from the word go... The utter joy when the case was settled and we were awarded a life changing sum of money was a product of Cheryl's hard work and endeavour, ably assisted by Tracey Smith who was exceptionally informative, friendly and helpful."

    Martin Burke

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