At some point in our lives, we all need to use a lawyer. When a child suffers a brain injury, we can’t emphasise enough how important it is that families seek advice from firms that truly understand the impact this has on the child and how life will change for the whole family.
The charity has created a network of regional partnerships to ensure that the children, young people and families that we work with get the right legal support as soon as possible. This can cover a wide range of topics, from assisting with pursuing a claim for welfare benefits or compensation to understanding what your employment rights are if you need to take time off work to care for your child.
The partnerships cover all regions within England and Wales. For families living in Scotland or Northern Ireland, we recommend that you seek advice on choosing a legal expert from the Law Society of Scotland (www.lawscot.org.uk) and The Law Society of Northern Ireland (www.lawsoc-ni.org).
If you are a firm in either Northern Ireland or Scotland and would like to work with the Child Brain Injury Trust, please contact Head of Commercial Partnerships, firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about our dedicated Legal Support Service or to access professional legal assistance from the provider in your region, please click here.
The members of the Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service have all been vetted by the charity and demonstrated their ability in handling complex children’s brain injury legal cases. The firms have made a donation to support the ongoing work of the charity which receives no Government funding in England or Wales to run it’s vital services. Families are under no obligation to use the services of one of our member firms. However, we do not offer any guarantee as to the information or service that the firms involved may or may not provide. No liability will attach to the Child Brain Injury Trust or any of its servants or agents as a result of any person relying upon this panel of regional law firms.
If for any reason you are not happy with the service that your solicitor is providing, please contact the firm directly through their own complaints management system. This information can be found on their website.
We ask the lawyers who work with the charity to abide by the code of conduct that has been set out by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. If you believe the lawyer has breached any aspect of this code, please notify us in writing, stipulating which part of the code you believe they have broken. You can find the code here.
Letters of complaint should be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
Child Brain Injury Trust
Unit 1, The Great Barn
Baynards Green Farm
If you are unhappy with the general quality of the service offered by a law firm, we suggest that you contact the Legal Services Ombudsman.