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.
Hyphen Law’s expert team of dedicated Lawyers provides specialist professional services advising on Court of Protection Property and Affairs, Trusts and Statutory Funding. Acting for families of children and young people with brain injuries and cognitive impairments including Cerebral Palsy, we understand the challenges faced by those with special needs, tailoring our support to them. We:
- Advise on Court of Protection for property and financial matters
- Support Deputies to ensure they comply with their obligations
- Provide a professional Deputy and we can act as a joint Deputy
- Create or manage Personal Injury Trusts
- Secure and administer state-funding for care
- Put you in touch with specialist support eg health care professionals and specialists in housing needs
- Advise on the possibility of future incapacity
The Paragon, Counterslip, Bristol, BS1 6BX
0845 160 1111
When a child suffers a brain injury, we know that we must be more than lawyers. Our brain injury specialist team at Birchall Blackburn Law has the legal expertise and experience to support children and their parents professionally, but we also work to take care of a family’s emotional and practical needs utilising our experience to guide families through their child’s stay in hospital and ongoing rehabilitation.
Every brain injury is different; every child and their family have their own unique challenges to face. we work to put a clinical and care network around your child that will give them the best chance of living a full life.
Whenever possible, our team works quickly to secure interim payments through the legal process to ensure that financial, education and rehabilitation needs are addressed as soon as they are needed. We can also help guide you to services that will secure your child’s future with Personal Injury Trusts, Court of Protection, and a Professional Deputy if required.
Based in the busy City of Manchester in the North West of England, we are an accredited practice for personal injury work through the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Leanne Tattam is a Partner and Senior Solicitor for Birchall Blackburn Law’s serious injury and clinical negligence team. She was a Director of Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde for more than six years and currently sits on the committee for Headway Wirral. She is an APIL Accredited Senior Litigator.
Leanne has guided, not only our clients, but also their families through the complicated and lengthy litigation process, whilst they adjust to life with a brain injury. She has a very hands-on approach, working with families to liaise with schools, building an appropriate therapy team and dedicating time to find the right people to work with your child and the wider family to get the most out of their services. She has seen the benefits of sourcing the appropriate therapies as soon as possible by gaining funding swiftly through early interim payments or assisting clients to navigate the welfare benefits system to ensure that building a new life can begin.
Partner and Brain Injury Specialist
When a child suffers a brain injury, there is a huge impact on the family. We ensure that families are placed in the best position to achieve as fulfilling and normal a life as possible, addressing not only the injured child’s needs, but those of siblings and parents too.
We support parents emotionally and practically. We make sure the right team are in place – a team who communicate effectively with you and understand the needs of your family - so you are advised about all aspects of your child’s healthcare, education and financial security.
We are based in London, but we will visit you at home or in hospital anywhere in the country. Our dedicated and experienced team act exclusively for brain injured children so you can have peace of mind that we will give you our best advice, allowing you to focus on your family.
We are accredited for our personal injury and clinical negligence work by the independent guides to the legal profession, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.
'A track record of achieving outstanding results in high value catastrophic claims, particularly involving birth injury. The team is highly knowledgeable, dedicated and fearless.' Top Tier, Legal 500 2020
We have also been named in The Times Best Law Firms for 2020.
Caroline Klage is a partner and head of the Child Brain Injury team. 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”.
Providence House, Providence Place, Islington, London, N1 0NT
020 7288 4824
If your child has sustained a brain injury through medical negligence or an accident, you'll want to know that their case is being dealt with by someone who understands what your family is going through.
Claire is a medical negligence Partner at Enable Law and leads a team of specialist lawyers with extensive experience of advising clients on birth and brain injury claims, stillbirths and neonatal deaths. She has dealt with brain injury cases and represented bereaved families for over 20 years and has dealt with many multi-million pound cases where the child has been brain injured following negligent care. Claire is a member of both AvMA and the Law Society's specialist clinical negligence panels.
Claire is passionate about litigation being an aid to change, lessons being learnt for the future from substandard care and early payment of damages so that families with disabled children can have a bespoke package of care and a suitable adapted family home with supportive therapies and specialist equipment.
Claire is recognised as a Leader in this field: "highly regarded clinical negligence practitioner with a solid track record of handling cases relating to stillbirth and neonatal death cases. She also has considerable experience handling claims arising from negligent delivery, as well as delayed diagnosis matters. A source describes her as "very reassuring, clear-thinking and well prepared" adding: "She's able to explain things to her clients that are complex." – Chambers Directory 2020
And from Legal 500 2020:
Claire Stoneman is highly specialised, empathetic and a good strategic thinker in the most complex of cases. She brings a particular skill to stillbirth and obstetric cases.
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If your child has suffered a brain injury caused or contributed to by poor medical management or from inappropriate care, you’ll want answers. You will also need the financial compensation essential to help your child receive the speciality care and support they need now and in the future. Leigh Day has one of the largest and most experienced teams of speciality brain injury lawyers in the UK, including nurses and medically trained lawyers. Our expert team has a deep understanding of the impact on families of caring for a disabled child and can help you through the process with all the care and compassion we know you’ll need.
Priory House, 25 St. John's Lane, London, EC1M 4LB
020 7650 1200
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.
Being a parent can be challenging at the best of times, but if your child has a brain injury, those challenges may seem even harder. If you or your child are suffering because of a medical mistake or an accident, we can help you get your life back on track.
You could be facing a lifetime of adaptations, compromises, and treatments. Our medical negligence and personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping families secure the treatment, care and equipment they need to help their child live the best life possible for them.
We are a specialist medical negligence and personal injury firm based in York, providing a local and friendly service, nationally. Our experienced solicitors specialise in head injury claims. One of our partners, Carmel Walsh, has over twenty years’ experience so she has a great understanding of brain injuries. She has secured several multi-million-pound settlements for children who have suffered a brain injury during childbirth, assisting clients, and their families, throughout the claim and after the case has settled. For some, their injuries have resulted in a lack of capacity to make decisions in relation to their financial and property affairs. Carmel has been appointed by the Court of Protection to act as a Professional Deputy, assisting those clients in managing their compensation awards, and working with the family to ensure the child’s needs and wishes are provided for.
Carmel is the Treasurer of Headway (York), a national and local charity which helps to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services.
So, Carmel and Pryers really can help you for the lifetime of your child’s injuries.
Claim the compensation you deserve now to secure stability for you and your family in the future.
01904 55 66 00
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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