The Child Brain Injury Trust’s Legal Support Service Provider for Wales is Slater & Gordon Lawyers.

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

Slater & Gordon Lawyers have an 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:

Yvonne Agnew

Yvonne has over 3 decades of experience in relation to assisting the most vulnerable in society to achieve ever increasing high value settlements thereby securing the future for both the client and their families.

Yvonne frequently achieves the highest level of awards in Wales and the UK generally. She is known for her empathy as well as expertise and is regarded as someone who works tirelessly to secure high awards and therefore a better future for the most vulnerable amongst us.

Yvonne has a strong record of supporting those charities who in turn provide invaluable help and support to the families that she assists and is a keen advocate of the value of the assistance that these organisations provide.

Yvonne is renowned for her tenacity in pursuing often difficult and complex litigation and achieving ever higher awards, this requires an in depth knowledge of the client and their family which Yvonne gains from achieving a close working relationship with them to ensure that all needs are recognised and recovered.

Yvonne frequently goes above and beyond to provide the contacts information and support that is required by families at what is a very difficult and stressful time for them.

Contact Yvonne: Tel:  029 2192 1877 e:

Richard Crabtree – Principle Lawyer

Richard has a longstanding relationship with CBIT and has been a passionate advocate for the charity and its work for over 20 years. His support ranges from using his professional expertise to assist the charity and its beneficiaries in practical ways, through to raising awareness of the organisation’s work and fundraising with compassion and understanding.

While working in the field of acquired brain injury for over two decades, Richard has always demonstrated an innovative approach to raising awareness of brain injuries in children.

Richard first became involved with CBIT in 2000. He was moved to act when working on a claim for a young boy who sustained a serious head injury. The young boy’s mother and Richard joined forces and set up a CBIT group in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Richard was also involved in the fundraising group for CBIT based in Manchester. Seven years ago, he established the famous “Crabtree’s Curry”, and now holds an annual event where many representatives from the legal community attend to raise money for CBIT. It’s estimated that this has raised over £10,000.00 for the charity.

Over the years, as well as working hard to support families outside the legal process by running these support groups and supporting the charity’s various projects and events, he has also driven much-needed fundraising for the organisation. In addition, he has been involved in organising training sessions for APIL’s Brain Injury Special Interest Group to provide speakers on various topics associated with ABI with a view increasing expertise throughout the legal community in this field of work. During recent lockdowns, Richard made a major contribution in moving this training online so that the Group could continue its valuable work despite the circumstances.

In addition, Richard has driven awareness of CBIT’s work within Slater and Gordon, ensuring that colleagues are informed, engaged, and inspired by the organisation’s work and aware of what they can do to help CBIT meet its objectives. Richard’s support for CBIT has become a great example of what lawyers and support staff in law firms can achieve when they go the extra mile to support organisations that benefit both from their passion and expertise.

Contact Richard: 0330 995 5631


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