Don’t judge a book by its spine | Raquel Siganporia - TEDxUCLWomen

March 22, 2016

Posted by: Raquel Siganporia

In this TEDxUCL talk, Spinal Injury Lawyer, Raquel Siganporia uses personal anecdotes to make us rethink and raise our expectations in order to make the ‘exceptional’ the ‘norm.’

Raquel discusses how women with a spinal cord injury approach such barriers and the role society plays in the reintegration of people who suffer a life changing injury.

As a specialist spinal injury lawyer, Raquel relishes advocating the needs of other spinal cord injured people in her capacity as head of Spinal Injuries at Bolt Burdon Kemp and Senior Vice-Chair for the Spinal Injuries Association.

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Raquel has previously discussed the various facets of spinal cord injury on Daybreak and Sky News

TED is a non profit organization devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. TED conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. The talks are filmed and many of them are then made available, free, at

TEDx Talks support individuals or groups in hosting local, self organized TED-style events around the world. TEDxUCLWomen will celebrates the remarkable achievements of women around the world, whilst also looking at some of the barriers preventing women and girls from reaching their full potential.

Raquel Siganporia heads up the Spinal Injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or you are concerned about the treatment you have received, contact us free of charge and in confidence on 020 7288 4844 or at for specialist legal advice. Alternatively, you can complete this form and one of the solicitors in the Spinal Injury team will contact you.

Posted by: Raquel Siganporia


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