IBB Solicitors Helps to Launch Free Legal and Welfare Service for Neuro-Disability

Leading West London law firm IBB Solicitors (IBB) is pleased to announce its membership of a consortium of Brain Injury Group members, offering a free Legal and Welfare Service (LAWS) for those with brain injuries. This was launched on 1 February at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN), one of the leading centres for neuro-disability care in the UK.

IBB is heavily involved in the Brain Injury Group, a national network of dedicated brain injury lawyers and related professional services. It exists to support individuals and families directly affected by brain injury.

The firm will work closely with other members to offer a drop-in clinic and appointments on a weekly basis, along with a series of short workshops on legal and welfare subjects that many families and individuals affected by brain injury have to face. The service will provide advice on a range of matters arising from brain injuries including mental capacity and Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and personal injury claims.

Malcolm Underhill, Partner and Head of the Personal Injury team, says of the partnership:

Very few patients suffering a traumatic brain injury will have arrangements in place regarding their on-going commitments. We will offer patients, and their carers and families free advice on the many and varied legal challenges they face with a view to relieving some of the anxiety and problems they experience.

Dorothy Lain, Head of Specialist Nursing Home, RHN comments:

Neuro-disability can happen to anyone at any time, and the impact is immediate and profound. There are many practical issues to be dealt with by families affected by neuro-disability. Making LAWS available on site means that they can access the support they need when they’re already visiting their loved one, which minimises disruption and helps them to focus on rehabilitation.

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For more information contact:

Clementine Travis, Byfield Consultancy, clemmie@byfieldconsultancy.com 020 7 092 3991

Notes for editors

  1. Many of IBB’s partners are recognised as leaders in their field in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.
  2. The firm has offices in Uxbridge and Chesham (Bucks). It is a full service law firm handling complex legal work for both businesses and individuals across four main practice areas - Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Private Client and Community Legal Services.

About the Brain Injury Group

The Brain Injury Group is a national network of dedicated brain injury lawyers and related professional services which together provide a gateway to support, information and advice for those directly affected by an acquired brain injury. A not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), its mission is to provide anyone affected by brain injury with access to legal, financial and welfare services delivered by proven experts in the field who have been chosen not only for their skills and knowledge, but also for their passion and dedication to helping people.

About the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN)

The RHN is a national medical charity, independent from the NHS, which works to improve the lives of adults affected by severe neurological disability through specialist long term care and rehabilitation. Founded 161 years ago, the RHN finds ability in disability and seeks to advance the science of care through its research and education, helping to achieve the best possible quality of life for everyone living with neurological disability.

www.rhn.org.uk