Support & useful contacts

Contact details for key organisations that may be of interest to you.

Brain Injury Support


Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities achieve greater independence by aiming to improve their mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of specialist therapies.

CL Medilaw team members teamed up with colleagues from Knights Family Team to raise £1,435.00 for Brainwave by participating in their March 2021 Duathlon and in 2021 we pledged funding for one of the therapists to receive ‘Makaton’ training to help them deliver and even more fantastic service.

CBIRS (Child Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service)

The UK-wide service is passionate about the individual needs of each and every child. The services gives access to support services in one place including employment support, transitional services and behavioural support.


Cerebra is a national charity helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together. They work closely with families to provide the best research-driven, high-quality health, legal, financial and social care advice for children aged 0-16 with brian conditions to enable them to discover a better life.

This year CL Medilaw has become one of Cerebra’s Legal Supporters, ready to offer legal advice and guidance to families already seeking help from Cerebra. We will also be getting involved in fundraising events throughout the year, including one of our solicitors, Louise Astill, running the London Marathon for charity and hopefully raising thousands of pounds in sponsorship.

We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Cerebra and finding new and innovative ways we can continue to support the charity’s goal in improving lives for children with brain injuries.
Headway Solicitors Accreditation Logo 2023


Headway is a UK charity that works to improve life after brain injury. With its national network of 125 regional centres and branches, Headway provides support, services, and information to brain injury survivors, their families, and carers, as well as to professionals in health and legal fields. Headway helps to rebuild the lives of those affected by brain injury and to provide access to services to promote rehabilitation.

Members of CL Medilaw are recognised by Headway as brain injury specialists.

KBIF (Kent Brain Injury Forum)

Previously known as KABIF, KBIF is affiliated to UKABIF. It aims to promote better services for people with acquired brain injuries and neuro-rehabilitation needs and long term conditions.

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children

There are around one million disabled and terminally ill children in the UK and thousands of them rely on Newlife. They offer a free helpline for advice by nurses from the moment of diagnosis and assisting families in accessing local and national services. They also assist children and their families to get the equipment they need through their grants programme equipment that has often been refused by the statutory services or where there have been the delays in provision. They also offer a service for families to pass on equipment which is no longer required allowing, where it is safe and appropriate for the equipment to be reused at a much reduced cost for the families.

Newlife provide play therapy pods loaning out boxes of sensory toys to allow children to ‘try before they buy’ and avoid spending large sums of sensory toys which are then not played with. CL Medilaw are working with Newlife in preparing a comprehensive education advice guide for their families. As well as preparing the advice covering the English Jurisdiction, members of the CL Medilaw team have co-ordinated a number of other advisors to ensure the guide will cover all flour nations.

CL Medilaw are also proud to be the man sponsor of their new newsletter as well as funding their therapy pods.


Pace is a family centred charity that provides innovative education and therapy for children with sensory motor disorders based on the belief that every child has the ability to learn and tailored to the child’s individual needs. Their team includes specialists in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and conductive education. Pace are leading the way with their early intervention service for babies and infants – an approach we can strongly support to help maximise a child’s potential.

CL Medilaw has a longstanding relationship with Pace, organising, supporting and volunteering flor many of their charity fundraising events and supporting their plans to expand their offering of teletherapy for their families via a digital platform launching in 2021. This will enable support for many more children and families without constraints of geographical location.

As an acknowledgment of the support we have provided to Pace in recent years they nominated the team for a Corporate Social Responsibility Accreditation award in 2020. A partner and obstetric claim specialist at CL Medilaw has been a Trustee for Pace since 2019.

Peeps HIE

Peeps HIE is the only UK charity dedicated to supporting those affected by HIE. HIE stands for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, which is an injury to the brain caused by lack of oxygen. Peeps aims to raise awareness of HIE and support families. They provide information packs to Neonatal Units across the country for families who have just received a diagnosis, so that they have information and support they need from the outset. They also provide peer support if a parent would like help from a mum or dad that has been through a similar experience and arrange activities where families can meet up. They also offer funding for counselling and equipment.

CL Medilaw proudly supported Peeps HIE at their first Sunshine and Sparkle Ball on 18 May 2019 at The Hilton in Manchester with some parents of our clients who have a diagnosis of HIE. We are looking forward to continuing to support Peeps with their ambition to raise awareness of HIE and support children and families affected by the condition.

Rainbow Hub

Rainbow Hub is a charity that provides therapeutic services for children and young people with physical disabilities as a result of a neurological condition or brain injury. Their aim is to improve physical, social and emotional wellbeing of children and complex needs, as well as reducing stress and isolation of their families. Rainbow Hub offers a range of free services including conductive education, physiotherapy and rebound therapy.

CL Medilaw are committed to supporting this amazing charity carry on it’s essential role in disabled children’s lives, recently we were headline sponsor of their annual ball which raised over £54,000.

We are looking forward to helping them in the future as we join their Legal Panel, supporting families with legal queries relating to medical negligence, serious injury, court of protection and education. We are also looking forward to helping with a full programme of fundraising events including the Virtual Rainbow Ramble and providing educational seminars for their families.

SIA (Spinal Injuries Association)

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries charity. They support anyone who has been touched by spinal cord injury and enable people to live a fulfilled life after injury.

Supportability (formerly Stockport CP)

Supportability is a charity that provides support to children and adults with complex physical and learning disabilities in the Stockport and Manchester area. Their aim is to enable those with disability live a fulfilled and independent life. They do this by providing home and community support workers, activity and leisure groups, skills groups and residential care.

A Partner within our medical negligence team at CL Medilaw was a Trustee for the charity and along with the rest of the Board made strategic decisions to ensure provision of services and support for their service users (not to mention fundraising by running a half marathon).

Superheroes Series

CL Medilaw are corporate sponsors of the Superheroes series, the UK’s only disability sports event that is open to everyone. The series is made up of two events, the Superhero Tri and Winter Wonderwheels and in each event, participants can either fly solo or unite with friends and family to assist them with the unique tri challenges. In August 2019, we teamed up with the Amputation Foundation and the formidable Elan Williams at the Superhero Tri event at Dorney Lake for an amazing day of achievement by all of those taking part.

In 2020, although held remotely, we helped Amputation Foundation participate in the event again as a ‘charity friend’ for the first time. We also supported a number of clients and charities we work with including, Pace and Rainbow Hub to create teams to participate in the at home events. All our teams did extremely well completing their missions and between them they raised over £2,000 for their chosen charities.

In 2021 a new challenge was included to make the at home event more inclusive – Super Sensory. It is hard for individuals to clock up a distance by walking, they can do sensory tasks instead. The Superhero Series has become an integral part of CL Medilaw’s calendar and we are looking forward to continuing to support our families in this years’ challenges.

Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF)

SABIF is a group of acquired brain injury survivors, carers, front line professionals and policy makers who aim to enable a clearer understanding of acquired brain injury within the ABI community in Sussex.
Brain Injury Group

The Brain Injury Group

The Brain Injury Group (BIG) provides support to individuals and families affected by brain injury. BIG provides practical help and assistance through access to rehabilitation and welfare advice. BIG also works closely with national charities and support groups to share best practices and to allow individuals to share experiences with others.

Members of the team at CL Medilaw are recognised by BIG as specialist lawyers in brain injury claims.

UKABIF (United Kingdom Brain Injury Forum)

UKABIF aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of ABI; to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to campaign for better services in the UK.

Charity Support

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now is the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK. They offer support to rebuild lives after a diagnosis of meningitis, which includes peer support, bereavements support, financial support and practical support.

CL Medilaw have a long relationship with Meningitis Now and have been committed to fundraising and funding for this fantastic charity. A number of our medical negligence solicitors are Business Mentors in the charity’s Believe and Achieve programme, which helps teenagers and young adults maximise their potential, instil confidence and provide guidance about their career path and transition into their business world.

MTSP (Major Trauma Signposting Partnership)

The Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (MTSP) provides bedside support to patients who have suffered a major trauma.

CL Medilaw are pleased to support the MTSP service at Kings College since 2017 and Royal Sussex County Hospital since 2019.

SIA (Spinal Injuries Association)

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led spinal cord injuries charity. They support anyone who has been touched by spinal cord injury and enable people to live a fulfilled life after injury.

The Motherhood Group

The Motherhood Group is a social enterprise that supports the Black maternal experience by delivering community-based events, training workshops, peer-to-peer support, national campaigns (Black Maternal Mental Health Week UK), and culturally sensitive programmes for Black mothers.


The Amputation Foundation

The Amputation Foundation assists amputees with support following a significant injury. The Amputation Foundation focuses on providing advice, information, and encouragement to amputees on how to adapt to a new life following limb amputation. The charity provides access to numerous services, including benefits information, legal information, prosthetic centre advice, education, and retraining.

CL Medilaw is recognised by The Amputation Foundation as specialists in amputation claims. We have supported the foundation enabling teams to take part in the Superheroes Series events in 2019 and 2020 raising funds for the charity and providing challenges for those involved CL Medilaw is recognised by The Amputation Foundation as specialists in amputation claims.

Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK)

BBUK specialise in raising awareness and providing information and advice to adults and children with bladder and bowel issues, together with their families, carers and the professionals that support them.

Due to our experience in this area we were invited to join BBUK’s legal panel when it was formed in 2021. Our team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors are available to offer advice and support to their service users when they need legal advice about their medical treatment.

Other Useful Contacts


APIL is a not for profit organisation which seeks to protect the interests of injured people. It organises and manages campaigns to promote the rights of those who through no fault of their own, have suffered injuries. APIL provides helpful information relating to how claims can be pursued and how compensation can be obtained.

The CL Medilaw team are recognised as clinical negligence and personal injury specialists and are members of APIL.
action against medical accidents


Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is a charity that promotes patient safety and justice. AvMA provides free, independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents. It offers assistance through a designated helpline and support from specialist caseworkers.

CL Medilaw are specialist lawyers recommended by AvMA and members of the team are on the AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence panel; a panel which has come to represent an essential quality mark for those clinical negligence practitioners who place clients at the centre of their practice. We also have members of the team that provide assistance through the AvMA helpline which provides practical advice, guidance and support about what opinions are open to an individual following a medical injury.

The Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation

The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors and provides a list of clinical negligence lawyers who are accredited specialists in clinical negligence. Members of the CL Medilaw team have obtained this accreditation which recognises their skill and experience in this area of law.

The Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation

The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors and provides a list of clinical negligence lawyers who are accredited specialists in clinical negligence. Members of the CL Medilaw team have obtained this accreditation which recognises their skill and experience in this area of law.

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