Legal Supporters Group

We are grateful for the financial support given by the following solicitors, who specialise in accident or clinical negligence cases relating to brain conditions or Court of Protection Deputyships and Personal Injury Trusts.

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Legal Supporters Group

We are grateful for the financial support given by the following solicitors, who specialise in accident or clinical negligence cases relating to brain conditions or Court of Protection Deputyships and Personal Injury Trusts.

Clearly we would not want anyone to be in a position where accident or clinical negligence has led to injury relating to brain conditions. If you are in this position, we want you to have the best advice from solicitors who are knowledgeable and experienced in this field.

We suggest you contact a number of experienced solicitors for an initial discussion before selecting a firm.  Experience and a good track record are very important, as is finding someone you can trust, and can develop a good working relationship with. Accident or clinical negligence claims are hard emotionally, and can take many years.  The most local firm may not always be the best option – clinical negligence is complex and there are relatively few specialists with good experience of this field.

In addition the management of any compensation  award may need the assistance of a  professional Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection or may benefit from a  Personal Injury Trust  to protect any entitlement to benefits and other statutory funding such as direct payments – your local firm may be familiar with Deputyship and Trusts for the older clients but the management of compensation awards for children requires specialist knowledge and expertise.

If you would like further information, please contact one or more of the following legal providers by clicking on the links below.

Irwin Mitchell

If your child has suffered a brain injury during childbirth, the emotional and physical impact can be life-changing. We’re here to help you and can offer support and guidance during this difficult time.

Our specialist lawyers will guide you through the claims process, putting you in touch with relevant, healthcare and rehabilitation contacts. Where responsibility is admitted early by the hospital or NHS trust, we could be able to secure early compensation payments to help with your child’s rehabilitation and care. Our solicitors can also advise you and your family if you’re going through the NHS Early Notification Scheme. We have decades of experience helping people claim cerebral palsy compensation and have secured many significant lifetime rehabilitation packages for our clients.

We’re one of a select group of law firms who can obtain legal aid for cerebral palsy claims. This means you’ll receive full funding for our investigation into your case, and subsequent legal representation. If legal aid isn’t available, we may be able to support you on a No Win No Fee basis, with no financial risk to you.

Irwin Mitchell is recognised as a first-tier firm, across the country, in the independent legal directories, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 with leading individuals named across our 15 offices; we’re also panel members of AvMA. We’ve held a Legal Aid Franchise for several years, a quality mark of our expertise and experience. We have several longstanding charity relationships and support campaigns focused on patient safety. Nationally, the team have secured substantial awards on behalf of our clients to ensure they receive the appropriate support and have financial security for the rest of their lives, and made legal history changing the law on behalf of women and children injured as a result of substandard care.

Kate Easy – Senior Associate
[email protected]
0117 926 1512 | 07811282268
Phone: 0370 1500 100 Extension: 1512

Bolt Burdon Kemp

When a child experiences a brain injury, the entire family is affected. Our goal at BBK is to address the needs not only of the injured child but also of their siblings and parents, to create as fulfilling and as normal a family life as possible.

Our Early Support Service will support you practically and emotionally right from the start while you focus on your family. And throughout your journey, your dedicated legal team will take the time to understand your family’s needs, offering practical advice and support on all aspects of your child’s healthcare, education, and financial security.

From our London base, we visit you at home or in hospital, anywhere in the country. As our specialist team acts exclusively for brain-injured children, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you have the most knowledgeable and compassionate lawyers on your side, striving to achieve the best possible future for your child and your family.

Our personal injury and clinical negligence work is accredited by independent guides to the legal profession - Legal 500, and Chambers and Partners - reflecting our commitment to providing top-quality services.

Our child brain injury team, led by “the best birth brain injury solicitor in the country”, is described as “first-class” and “full of talented, committed and experienced individuals who put 110% into every case” in the Legal 500 2024 – Independent guide to recommended law firms.

We are recommended for our dedication to “progressing complex and serious injury claims swiftly and tenaciously whilst providing the highest levels of client care” in the Chambers & Partners – Guide to the world’s best lawyers 2024.

They also said: "They're always on top of the law and really care about clients. They really know their areas and experts. They know their clients too."

Bolt Burdon Kemp is also ranked as one of The Times Best Law Firms 2024 for personal injury and clinical negligence law in England and Wales.

Caroline Klage is a Partner and head of the Brain Injury Division. She is also an IPSEA-qualified Special Education Needs advisor. Caroline is accredited by the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and is individually recognised in Chambers and Partners 2020 where it states she is “widely recognised for the depth of her experience in brain and birth injury claims” and in the Legal 500 2024 where she is described as “the best birth brain injury solicitor in the country. I have never come across another solicitor so hardworking, passionate, knowledgeable, and caring”.

Claudia Hillemand, Partner and Head of our Child Brain Injury team is a member of the AVMA specialist clinical negligence panel, which ensures that patients and their families have access to practitioners who are committed to providing specialist clinical negligence services which focus on the client’s needs.

26 Newbury Street, London, EC1A 7HU

Caroline Klage
[email protected]
020 7288 4824
07894 397858

Irvings Law

Irvings Law are a personal injury law firm based in the North of England with a particular specialism in representing children and families affected by brain injury and other brain conditions.

We offer:

  • no-win, no-fee service
  • free initial advice
  • home or hospital visits
  • direct contact with our Director and Head of Department, Romilly Houghton.

We provide access to the country’s leading brain injury medical experts and therapists and work as a legal team with the Country’s top barristers to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

We understand the specific challenges faced by our young clients and their families and work hard to deliver the best possible medical and therapeutic management.

We fight for interim payments to ease financial hardship and provide early access to good quality rehabilitation to obtain the highest quality of life for our clients and their families.

What do the Country’s leading brain injury specialists say about Romilly Houghton?

Bill Braithwaite KC:

"I've known Romilly for over 20 years through our shared passion for representing claimants who have suffered severe injury, particularly brain injury. She is one of the best solicitors I have every worked with. She is exceptionally caring for her clients, giving them a service way beyond what would be normal. She is very knowledgeable about this area of law. I cannot recommend her highly enough."

 Richard Appleton, Paediatric Neurologist:

"I have worked with Romilly for a number of years in the area of traumatic brain injury in children. Her instructions are always consistently clear and with the primary objective being that of the interests of the child and their family. It has been refreshing to see her astute professional as well as her personalised attention to detail in each and every case"

Call Romilly today for a no obligation free consultation
[email protected]
07896 815 165  |  0151 475 1999

Brain injury claims Liverpool | Serious & catastrophic injury compensation (
Irvings Law, Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2QP

CL Medilaw

We work with families to provide support, answers and the compensation you deserve. We are a different type of law firm, committed to putting you first and fighting your corner at every stage.

You and your family will need support with the challenges and pressures that living with a brain injury can bring. We are dedicated to “changing lives” so much so that we have included it in our name - it’s what the ‘CL’ stands for in CL Medilaw.

Our aim is to make legal matters as straight forward as possible with the early provision of support. Rehabilitation, care, better accommodation, specialist aids and equipment, as well as regular therapy and treatment are some of ways a successful claim can change your family’s life in the future.

As well as compensation we can advise you on educational needs, the court of protection and act as a professional deputy.

We act for clients all over England and Wales and no matter where you live, our specialist brain injury solicitors can travel to you.

Whether you have never sought legal advice before, or need a second opinion like Ryan where other solicitors have been unable to help, contact us. If you have a claim, we will prove it for you.

“The team at CL Medilaw have always been there to answer my questions and give support. Their relationship with my daughter is brilliant and because of the work they’ve done we can now look forward to her future making sure she has support to achieve her dreams.”

AvMA, APIL and Law Society accredited.

Laura Cook
0345 2410 154
[email protected]

Fletchers Solicitors

Fletchers Solicitors are recognised as leaders helping families of children who have suffered brain injuries and other brain conditions. We offer support and guidance to families helping them navigate the legal process and beyond, as well as providing access to various other support services.

We’re independently recognised by the legal directory Chambers & Partners 2023 in the top band "They're long established and one of the leading firms in the area [of clinical negligence]."

Fletchers was established in 1987 and today employs over 700 people across its offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Southport.

Our specialist medical negligence solicitors support families with a wide variety of claim types related to childbirth, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s palsy, intrauterine growth restriction, placenta previa, hypoglycaemia of the newborn, pre-eclampsia, hypotension, placental abruption, and wrongful birth (failed sterilisation).

We understand that funding a legal case can be a daunting prospect but we talk through all the options and generally work on a No Win, No Fee basis so there is no financial risk to clients.

Our team is friendly and approachable and we will do all we can to help you and get the best possible outcome. We are AvMA, APIL and Law Society accredited providing more reassurance to our clients.

Call today for a Free, No Obligation chat to discuss your options.

Trevor is an incredibly respected and knowledgeable solicitor with over 35 years’ experience, dealing with complex and catastrophic clinical negligence cases. He is the current Chief Assessor for the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

Client feedback:

“His assessment of cases is scrupulous and his judgement on both merits and evidence is first-class”.

“Little did I realise when I searched online for someone to take on my case, that I had found the very best”.

Leigh Day

Choosing a lawyer to help you with a medical negligence claim can come at a worrying and stressful time. We are here to help reassure you that you are speaking to a team of specialist and skilled team of experts.

Leigh Day is a claimant-only law firm known for our commitment to patient safety. Our medical negligence team helps those who have been injured as a result of substandard care by medical professionals. This can include claims arising from birth injuries, cerebral palsy, stillbirth and wrongful birth.

Many of our lawyers have medical backgrounds and have been instrumental in the development of the law in medical negligence cases and in achieving some of the highest-value settlements for our clients.

We are recognised as specialists in medical negligence and ranked tier 1 by the two foremost legal directories, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Emmalene Bushnell has been a Partner since April 2015. She specialises in clinical negligence work, acting exclusively for claimants for the last 19 years. Her expertise lies in complex medical and serious injury cases. Legal 500 ranks her as a leading individual for “claims involving cerebral palsy and brain injury”. She is very approachable and deals with her clients sensitively.

“Leigh Day have proven to us that they are not just a law firm, they are a law firm that cares about making a difference. They support us, and other parents like us, in gaining answers and justice.” - client of Emmalene.

Emmalene holds Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel membership and APIL Senior Litigator membership. She is joint Co-ordinator of APIL’s Clinical Negligence Special Interest Group and is a member of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS).

Emmalene Bushnell, Partner

[email protected]

020 7650 1262

While Cerebra cannot make recommendations, and is not responsible for the work of these firms,  the firms listed are supporters of Cerebra insofar as they have shown an understanding of our ethos and have been financially generous to the charity in donating to us to support our work.

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