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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.

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

Christine Bunting
[email protected]
0845 160 1111

 

If your child has a brain injury because of avoidable medical negligence, you'll want to know how it happened and what can be done to help your family. We work for clients across the UK and have offices across the South West, South Coast and London. When you talk to us, you can be sure that we're:

  • Accredited for our expertise by organisations like the Law Society, APIL and AvMA
  • Top-ranked in independent legal directories Chambers and Legal 500
  • Experienced in helping clients who need more than just a legal claim – they require expert care and rehabilitation

Claire Stoneman is a birth injury claim specialist who the Chambers Directory says is "very experienced, very intelligent and very good at handling the big cases.”

Visit our site today to find out how we can help you.

Claire Stoneman
[email protected]
03303 116850
07815 944985

Atherton Godfrey is a leading and long established law firm based in the heart of South Yorkshire. Our solicitors are experts in their field and have worked with many parents with the same concerns as you. Rest assured we will help you get those all-important answers. You will of course also want to make sure that your child has the best possible future, whatever it costs. This is where the skill and experience of our solicitors will help make sure you receive all the financial support you and your child will need. John is a partner at Atherton Godfrey. He is a Senior Fellow of APIL (one of only 11 in the UK) and an accredited specialist in personal injury, clinical negligence and brain injury. John shares his expertise by providing training for injury lawyers throughout England, Wales and the Channel Islands.

8 Hall Gate, Doncaster, DN1 3LU

John McQuater
[email protected]
01302 320621

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

Caroline Klage
[email protected]
020 7288 4824
07894 397858

Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm with over 55 years’ experience, based in Cardiff and London. At Hugh James, our brain injury lawyers have more than 30 years of experience in managing such claims. The skills and knowledge we have developed over this period helps us to deliver an outstanding level of service to our clients.

If your child has suffered a brain injury which may be as a result of negligence, our lawyers will take the time to support your family, understand what you want to achieve and work tirelessly to help accomplish the result you want.

Our team of specialist brain injury solicitors can provide expert advice and services to ensure your child obtains the best care, treatment and rehabilitation and that the highest possible level of compensation is awarded. Our Court of Protection team can also offer invaluable assistance and support.

Elin Davies, Partner at Hugh James, works exclusively on medical negligence cases and has extensive knowledge in this area of law. Elin also has vast experience in representing minors who have experienced injuries as a result of negligent care. Elin strives to deliver empathetic and straightforward advice in what are often traumatic and sensitive circumstances.

Hugh James is ranked in independent legal directories Chambers and Partners UK, where it states; “Hugh James provides a professional service, they are responsive, good communicators and deliver on timescale commitments.” We were delighted to be awarded Clinical Negligence Team of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards 2019.

Hugh James, Two Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

Elin Davies
[email protected]
029 2078 6731

Boyes Turner helps families with disabled children. We pride ourselves on achieving the best possible results for all our clients. Our specialist Community Care solicitor, Jemma Garside, has extensive experience assisting families dealing with issues related to their care needs. She works to help families obtain payments towards state funded social care. With schools often struggling to provide the facilities and additional help that disabled children need, education can be a major issue. Our Specialist Education team helps parents work constructively with local authorities, so that their child has the support they need and a place at the school they want. Where disability has been caused by a medical mistake or accident, we can help provide financial security by securing compensation.

Abbots House, Abbey Street, Reading, RG1 3BD

Susan Brown
[email protected]
0118 952 7219

Jemma Garside
[email protected]
0118 952 7198

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

Emmalene Bushnell
[email protected]
020 7650 1200

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