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Jonathan Bridge

Partner

Jonathan is a Partner and Head of the Abuse and Inquests team at Farleys.

He has over 20 years experience acting for victims of abuse and is recognised as a national specialist in this area of law, receiving referrals from fellow professionals, charities and instructions from The Official Solicitor.

Jonathan has a national client base, representing clients with claims against social services, historic abuse claims and claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority following abuse.   Furthermore, he also represents clients who have been abused at the hands of the Catholic Church, youth organisations and victims of revenge pornography.  He has also been praised for his work in securing substantial damages for the victims of abuse in the Rochdale sex rings, and has advised the BBC with regards to an upcoming drama covering the victims’ true stories of grooming and sexual abuse.

As a specialist in this area, Jonathan is currently assisting with the high profile Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA);  has advised members of the Professional Footballers Association and other  high profile players following the latest football child abuse scandal, and has been asked to speak at various events on the topic, including the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer (APIL) Abuse Special  Interest group.

Jonathan also deals with a small number of high profile Inquests and is currently representing the family of Anthony Grainger, who was shot by an officer of Greater Manchester Police. This is only the second time in England and Wales that a Public Inquiry has been set up to examine a fatal police shooting.

He is regularly asked to contribute to the media and in the last 12 months has been quoted in titles including The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. He has appeared on Sky News, BBC News ITN, Panorama and Granada News.

Notable cases

What people say about Jonathan

Jonathan ‘uses his vast knowledge to the advantage of his clients

Legal 500 Guide 2019

2018-11-15T15:48:51+00:00

Legal 500 Guide 2019

Jonathan ‘uses his vast knowledge to the advantage of his clients’
"I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome! It's life changing money. But it's actually always been more than that. The process was challenging at times but it's really helped to bring me more healing."

Client B - Abuse Claim

2020-01-22T11:57:51+00:00

Client B - Abuse Claim

"I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome! It's life changing money. But it's actually always been more than that. The process was challenging at times but it's really helped to bring me more healing."
“I was quite distressed, and he had a fantastic way to help me take the emotion out of it. He was really supportive and walked me through it.” 

 – Client quote in Chambers and Partners 2018

2018-01-16T10:00:41+00:00

 – Client quote in Chambers and Partners 2018

“I was quite distressed, and he had a fantastic way to help me take the emotion out of it. He was really supportive and walked me through it.” 
“I just wanted to express to you my deep gratitude for your dedication to this claim from the very beginning. You made a statement on Tuesday on your website regarding it, which for me shows how well you understand the needs of your client and work tirelessly to achieve such. It is also my hope that this will open the way for other victims of abuse and give them the courage to speak out.” 

– Mr J

2018-01-16T10:01:29+00:00

– Mr J

“I just wanted to express to you my deep gratitude for your dedication to this claim from the very beginning. You made a statement on Tuesday on your website regarding it, which for me shows how well you understand the needs of your client and work tirelessly to achieve such. It is also my hope that this will open the way for other victims of abuse and give them the courage to speak out.” 
"Demeanour / understanding and his attitude to by case was excellent"

Mrs C - CICA Abuse Client

2019-12-19T11:32:03+00:00

Mrs C - CICA Abuse Client

"Demeanour / understanding and his attitude to by case was excellent"
Jonathan is "very approachable and down-to-earth," he demonstrates an ability to "relate very well" to his clients.

Chambers & Partners Guide 2019

2018-11-15T15:46:37+00:00

Chambers & Partners Guide 2019

Jonathan is "very approachable and down-to-earth," he demonstrates an ability to "relate very well" to his clients.
“[We] would again like to thank [Jonathan], for the terrific job you did in securing such a just and successful outcome of our negligence claim. Your professional and persistent work over the past many years is greatly appreciated. We feel now a sense of resolution of many outstanding issues from past care.”

– Mr W

2018-01-16T10:02:56+00:00

– Mr W

“[We] would again like to thank [Jonathan], for the terrific job you did in securing such a just and successful outcome of our negligence claim. Your professional and persistent work over the past many years is greatly appreciated. We feel now a sense of resolution of many outstanding issues from past care.”
"I would just like to thank you [Jonathan Bridge] for everything and believing in me! Means more than you know you are amazing at your job you had hope even when I didn't. I can't thank you enough"

- Abuse client

2018-01-16T09:58:07+00:00

- Abuse client

"I would just like to thank you [Jonathan Bridge] for everything and believing in me! Means more than you know you are amazing at your job you had hope even when I didn't. I can't thank you enough"
"I don't know how to express how grateful I am to you for the work, time and effort you've put into my case. It's beyond words! This was never an easy thing to do but you Jonathan, and the Farleys team made me feel at ease throughout and I always felt able to pick up the phone if there was something I needed explaining again or something I needed to chat through."

Client B - Abuse Claim

2020-01-22T11:53:58+00:00

Client B - Abuse Claim

"I don't know how to express how grateful I am to you for the work, time and effort you've put into my case. It's beyond words! This was never an easy thing to do but you Jonathan, and the Farleys team made me feel at ease throughout and I always felt able to pick up the phone if there was something I needed explaining again or something I needed to chat through."
“Thank You Jonathan for your patience,understanding and support…you deserve a medal for what work you do on behalf of Survivors.” 

Mr R

2018-01-16T10:02:19+00:00

Mr R

“Thank You Jonathan for your patience,understanding and support…you deserve a medal for what work you do on behalf of Survivors.” 
I can't thank Farleys enough especially Jonathan Bridge & his team for fighting my case & being successful in my case.

Mr C - Abuse Client

2018-10-12T11:01:26+00:00

Mr C - Abuse Client

I can't thank Farleys enough especially Jonathan Bridge & his team for fighting my case & being successful in my case.
"...thank you so much to you [Jonathan Bridge] and Sophie [Hancock] for all your assistance with my case. I’m so impressed and so happy with the result and everything you’ve done for me. Especially with the difficulties I’ve faced along the way. 

I will definitely be in touch with yourself, or Farleys if I’m ever in need of legal assistance. And will highly recommend you to others."

Client J

2018-04-11T12:00:54+00:00

Client J

"...thank you so much to you [Jonathan Bridge] and Sophie [Hancock] for all your assistance with my case. I’m so impressed and so happy with the result and everything you’ve done for me. Especially with the difficulties I’ve faced along the way.  I will definitely be in touch with yourself, or Farleys if I’m ever in need of legal assistance. And will highly recommend you to others."

Professional Memberships

Jonathan is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL), Police Action Lawyers Group and the Inquest Lawyers Group.

Accreditations


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