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.
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.
"It is an excellent firm with very capable practitioners at the forefront of this area and who get results for clients." "caring, efficient, accurate and very responsive to any queries or questions." – Leading Firm, Legal 500, 2022
We have also been named in The Times Best Law Firms for 2022.
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”.
26 Newbury Street, London, EC1A 7HU
020 7288 4824
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.
- 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
07896 815 165 | 0151 475 1999
Brain injury claims Liverpool | Serious & catastrophic injury compensation (irvingslaw.com)
Irvings Law, Exchange Station, Tithebarn Street, Liverpool L2 2QP
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.
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
0117 926 1512 | 07811282268
Phone: 0370 1500 100 Extension: 1512
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 Ward: Partner, Senior Solicitor and Head of the Birth Injury Unit.
- [email protected] / 0161 804 6089
- Trevor Ward - Fletchers (fletcherssolicitors.co.uk)
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.
“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”.
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.