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Brain injury support


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.
Headway South
Headway North

The 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.
Brain Injury Group South
Brain Injury Group North
Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum

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.
UK Brain Injury Forum

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.
Spinal Injuries Association

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.

Child Brain Injury Rehabilitation 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.
Kent Brain Injury Forum

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.

KBIF (Kent Brain Injury Forum)

A national charity dedicated to helping children with brain conditions and their families discover a better life together. Listening to the needs of these families helps them inspire the most helpful research and innovation.

Amputation support


Major Trauma Signposting Partnership

The Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (MTSP) was developed in partnership with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to improve the care pathway and recovery of major trauma patients. Since going live in 2016 the service has supported more than 8,000 major trauma patients and has been successfully implemented at seven Major Trauma Centres.
Major Trauma Signposting Partnership

The Amputation Foundation

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. With over 50 years’ of experience, the Amputation Foundation has forged partnerships with numerous disability and amputation charitable organisations to ensure that the advice it provides is unrivalled.
CL Medilaw is recognised by The Amputation Foundation as specialists in amputation claims.
The Amputation Foundation

Other useful contacts

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 center of their practice. We also have members of the team that provide assistance through the AvMA helpline.
Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation

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.
CL Medilaw – Clinical Negligence Accreditation
Kay Taylor – Clinical Negligence Accreditation
Charlotte Sarah Elizabeth Moore – Clinical Negligence Accreditation
The Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation

The Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation

The Law Society is the independent professional body for solicitors and provides a list of personal injury lawyers specialising in this area. Members of the CL Medilaw team have obtained this accreditation given their specialist experience.
CL Medilaw – Personal Injury Accreditation
Matthew Heap – Personal Injury Accreditation
Jonathan Clement – Personal Injury Accreditation


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.
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children

CL Medilaw are proud to be working in association with Newlife
Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is the UK’s largest charity provider of essential equipment to disabled and terminally ill children.
Newlife provides helpline support and equipment grants, as well as emergency loans when a child’s safety is at risk or life expectancy, is shortened. Specialist toys are also loaned through the Play Therapy Pod service which can change lives in many ways and allow children to learn through play.

Newlife Charity

Newlife Life House to Home Guide
NewLife Social Care Disability Services Guide

Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children – Registered Charity Number: 1170125 in England & Wales

PEEPS support

Peeps are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting those affected by HIE (hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy). The nature of HIE means that outcomes can vary greatly, and impact on the parents, siblings and the wider family can be huge. The charity offers practical, financial and emotional support, wherever a family may be on their HIE journey. One of their main focuses is on mental health, especially during such difficult times with the effect of Covid19. They can arrange and fund specialised counselling (over the phone, so no travel required), with a trained therapist, and ensure that no HIE parent feels they are on their own.
Peeps are always free to anyone who would like to get in touch for a chat or just to find out more about what they do.
Find out more online at or on social media @PeepsHIE

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