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Be afraid. Be very afraid

Is NHS Litigation Reform the beginning of the end of “full and fair compensation for all?” On 28 April 2022, the House of Commons Health…

By Jo Chapman
Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury
Exoskeletons for Cerebral Palsy

New research As a member of the child brain injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, it is always exciting for me to see innovation in…

By Ruth Downie
Medical Negligence
Parents’ concerns about maternity care must be heard and heeded

To improve maternity care, the Shrewsbury and NHS Trust maternity scandal highlights the need to genuinely and compassionately listen to, and act on, parents’ concerns.…

By Joshua Hughes
Child Brain Injury
The Ockendon Report: Unprecedented failings at Shrewsbury and NHS Trust

My heart sank today as I watched the rather impressive senior midwife, Donna Ockenden deliver a press conference on her review of the shocking and…

By Caroline Klage
Child Brain Injury
More fundamental change is needed to ensure all children with SEND receive essential support

Latest announcement from the Department of Education On 29 March 2022, the Department of Education announced that as part of a delayed review into the…

By Caroline Klage
Brain Injury
Exciting research by University of Sussex helps to diagnose brain tumours (glioblastomas)

More than 11,000 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour in the UK each year. The University of Sussex has unveiled some exciting research…

By Deepti Patel
Child Brain Injury
The NHS’ Early Notification Scheme – a note of caution

The “Scheme” The NHS’s Early Notification Scheme (ENS) requires hospital trusts to report incidents where a baby is born at term and is diagnosed with…

By Caroline Klage
Accident Claims
Cycling Safety for Children

The number of children cycling to school alone has rapidly decreased over the past few decades; understandably this is largely because parents worry about traffic…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Accident Claims
Mandatory use of cycle helmets for children

Does your child wear a helmet when cycling? Do you think children under 14 years should be made by law to wear a cycle helmet?…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Child Brain Injury
Cerebral Palsy and Temperature Regulation

After several months of what feels like a very long and cold winter, I am hopeful that we shall soon be seeing some milder weather…

By Laura Robertson-Hayes
Adult Brain Injury
'How much compensation will I receive?’ and other difficult to answer questions

Part of my job as a brain injury solicitor involves handling new enquiries from people who are taking the very first step in bringing a…

By Laura Barlow
Adult Brain Injury
How do changes to the Highway Code legally affect pedestrians?

On 29 January 2022, the Highway Code was updated by the Department of Transport with the express goal of improving the safety of people walking,…

By Hokman Wong
Spinal Injury
The value of case management and why it should not be underestimated

Talking all things case management:- In this blog with Kerry Tomlinson from Integrated Case Management, we explore the value of case management and why it…

By Rhiannon Daniel
Accident Claims
Put a (GOOD) Lid on It!

Every UK based biker knows wearing a helmet is required by law, but there is a bit more to it than that… This Christmas I…

By Heather Petrie
Child Brain Injury
Patient Safety in Maternity Services

As a Child Brain Injury solicitor, I work closely with parents of children who have sustained devastating brain injuries at birth. Most of these parents…

By Sally Simpson
Brain Injury
What is the Acquired Brain Injury Strategy and how will it help brain injury survivors?

Acquired Brain Injury in the UK Acquired Brain Injury is a leading cause of disability in the UK. Due to advances in emergency and acute…

By Laura Barlow
Brain Injury
Low-grade or non-malignant brain tumours Part 3 – What happens if they are diagnosed too…

If you’ve been following my blog series on non-malignant or low-grade brain tumours, well done for making it to the third and final instalment!  You…

By Deepti Patel
Accident Claims
Is an E-scooter really the ideal present for your child this Christmas?

According to a report published in October 2021, more than 360,000 e-scooters were purchased privately in the UK in 2020. E-scooters are already undeniably popular…

By Cheryl Abrahams
Adult Brain Injury
What do we do if we know a client will die soon?

I have recently written a blog… and this touched on some of the issues I have had to consider when a client dies during the…

By Rujina Hoque
Adult Brain Injury
Low-grade or non-malignant brain tumours Part 2 – What are the symptoms and treatment?

We simply don’t know how many people with low-grade brain tumours are misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late each year.  This area is under-researched and under-reported.…

By Deepti Patel

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