Legal Support Services – Wales

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The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for Wales is NewLaw Solicitors.

The firm supports and advises families right across Wales and is the only law firm working in partnership with the charity in the country.

NewLaw Solicitors have a Head Office in Cardiff and have a team of dedicated experts who will travel to meet clients 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

Jo Darlington, Solicitor, Head of Brain Injury

Jo Darlington is Head of Brain Injury at NewLaw having joined the practise in 2013. She is a solicitor with 23 years experience with a passion for helping clients in their time of need after a very serious accident by helping them access the very best rehabilitation possible to maximise their potential for recovery. She is accredited with APIL as both a Senior Litigator and a Brain Injury Specialist – Jo was one of the first solicitors in the country to take up the role of an APIL Brain Injury Assessor where she assesses other lawyers ability & experience in this area. Jo has lectured at the University of the West of England in Professional Ethics & Client care for 20 years on the Professional Skills Course for solicitors.

Contact Jo by email or call 0333 003 1909

Katie Edwards, Solicitor, Head of Private Client

Katie Edwards is a Director of NewLaw Trustees Limited and heads up the Private Client Team. She is also head of the Court of Protection team, which specialises in brain injury cases where a person lacks capacity to manage their affairs. Katie has many years’ experience of dealing with catastrophic brain and other serious injuries both from a personal injury perspective as well as providing advice regarding the management of compensation in the medium to long term. Katie acts on behalf of clients, providing advice on tax and estate planning, preparing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Katie is a registered practitioner of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Contact Katie by email or call 0333 321 5995

Emma Scourfield, Solicitor, Head of Medical Negligence

During her career Emma has dealt with the most serious personal injury, as well as clinical negligence cases. She has settled a number of very high value personal injury and clinical negligence claims including £million plus brain injury cases. Whilst specializing in clinical negligence claims she dealt with one of the first settled cases concerning the contraction of the hospital bug MRSA. Emma also dealt with a group action involving over 40 claimants suing a hospital over negligent joint replacement surgery.

Contact Emma by email or call 0333 321 7510

To view the full range of services that NewLaw Solicitors can offer you, please read the booklet for Wales.

Wales Legal Support Service Provider Booklet

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