Legal Support Services – South East

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The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for the South is Moore Blatch Solicitors.

The firm supports and advise families across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent and is the only law firm working in partnership with this charity in these areas.

Moore Blatch Solicitors have six offices in the South of England and have a team of dedicated experts to offer assistance when it is needed on a huge array of legal issues that may affect a family when a child suffers a brain injury.

Key Individuals

Personal Injury, Damian Horan – Senior Partner and Head of Personal Injury

Damian specialises in cases of maximum severity, including severe head injuries, spinal cord injury and fatalities. Many of his cases over the last 20 years have involved children with acquired brain injuries. He has particular expertise in road traffic accidents but his experience covers the full range of liability circumstances.

Damian is recognised by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading catastrophic injury practitioner and is known for his “excellent judgement” and his “sympathetic and effective” approach to claims, particularly those involving children. Damian has vast experience in conducting litigation and has handled a large number of brain injury cases resulting in settlements in excess of £1 million. Damian has particular experience and expertise in assisting families manage the ongoing financial aspects and is approved by the Court of Protection as a Professional Deputy.

Contact Damien by email or call 023 8071 8054

Clinical Negligence, Vicky Hydon – Partner

Vicky is a partner in the firm’s clinical negligence team, specialising in complex, high value claims relating to cases of negligence in medicine and surgery. She has specialised in clinical negligence for over 20 years and has concluded a large number of claims, including serious ABI cases of catastrophic consequence involving children. Vicky’s detailed knowledge of medical procedure and legal process enables her to maintain a very strong track record in pursuing claims successfully and ensures that she provides client’s with the guidance, support and reassurance during what can be a very challenging time.

As a highly skilled advocate, Vicky also undertakes a range of advocacy work at inquests, representing clients in front of both juries and coroners.

Contact Vicky by email or call 023 8071 8046

Community Care, Paula Barnes – Partner and Head of Community Care and Public Law

Paula leads the firm’s community care law department and is a member the clinical negligence team. Paula has undertaken clinical negligence for more than 20 years and has more recently developed a particular expertise in the field of community care law. Paula has been recognised by Chambers as a ‘leader in her field’ with sources quick to draw attention to her ‘forceful yet effective style’. She is widely praised for her detailed knowledge and the good outcomes she has achieved for clients. Paula is also an assessor for the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.

Contact Paula by email or call 023 8071 8195

Education, Leena Hurloll – Associate Solicitor and Head of Education

Leena has over 11 years’ experience in the niche area of education law. Leena has successfully dealt with a range of issues on behalf of children and parents and is praised in the Legal 500 for her expertise. Leena works closely with members of the personal injury and clinical negligence teams to ensure that children who have sustained an injury undergo an education audit and are able to access their education needs now and in the future.

Contact Leena by email or call 0208 332 8637

Court of Protection, Fiona Heald – Senior Solicitor and Head of Court of Protection

With over 20 year’s experience, Fiona heads up the firm’s court of protection team. She specialises in wills, tax and trusts, estate administration as well as Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection
work actively safeguarding the interests of those clients, who may not be able to speak up for themselves. Fiona works closely with the personal injury and clinical negligence teams to ensure that clients awarded settlements have the right structure in place to successfully manage their finances and health needs moving forward.

Contact Fiona by email or call 01590 625 866

To view the full range of services that Moore Blatch Solicitors can offer you, please read the booklet for the South region.

South Legal Support Service Provider Booklet

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