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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)

Cheryl's Recent Posts

Brain Injury
You don’t have to stay! – Empowering parents of injured children to change solicitor if…

Nobody wants to change solicitor half way through a claim, litigation can be stressful as it is, but what do you do if you are…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Brain Injury
Parent Carers – getting the recognition and support they deserve

As this week has been Carers Week, I wanted to promote the aim of #MakeCaringVisible and help charities like Contact with their campaign calling on…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Brain Injury
Brain injury caused by “Water on the brain” - Hydrocephalus in Children

As it is Hydrocephalus Awareness week, I thought it would be useful to write a short blog to help charities like Shine raise awareness of…

By Cheryl Abrahams
  • “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”.
  • I can’t thank you enough for everything you and your team have done over the years and for keeping me at arm’s length from all the issues that I know would have otherwise overwhelmed me. As I always said, this process was never about the money but to make sure…
  • 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  
  • Dearest Cheryl, 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…
    VH

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