Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Child brain injury conference: Held in association with The Children's Trust

Child brain injury conference: Held in association with The Children's Trust
All levels - 5 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

  • Pay for five delegates and get one additional place for free^

    To take advantage of this offer, please return your completed booking form with all six names or contact the APIL office -

    ^Cheapest place to be free of charge

APIL is delighted to be working in conjunction with The Children's Trust on our very first 'Child brain injury conference'.

This event will be taking place on a fully virtual platform and we are delighted to bring this packed programme directly to your homes and work spaces!

This one-day conference will take place live on Tuesday, 2 November and delegates will be able to view the sessions, via Zoom, on APIL's dedicated conference app.  Recordings of the sessions will also be available to view, on-demand, for six months after the live event.

The conference programme will include the following topics:

The role of The Children's Trust

  • A general introduction to The Children's Trust
  • Providing care to its clients
  • Helping them come out the other side of litigation and an acquired brain injury
  • The family perspective
  • How hard it is for parents to transition from being sole carers to using commercial care teams
  • Watching their children move to independent living etc
  • When claims are successful
  • Speaker: Alison Breen, Clinical Liaison and Placements Lead, The Children’s Trust
  • Joined by Pat (Former client's parent)

The role of therapies in helping children with brain injuries to achieve their full potential

  • Speakers: Melanie Burrough, Head of Therapy (School) & Integrated Services Lead, The Children's Trust
  • Jess Meager, Highly Specialist Physiotherapist, The Children’s Trust
  • Nilam Patel, Solicitor, FieldFisher, London

The transition to secondary school following an acquired brain injury

  • Speaker: Dr Gemma Costello, Head of Pyschosocial Services, The Children's Trust

Signposting to key services

  • Health and social care law
  • Sources of health and social care funding
  • Obtaining grants for equipment
  • Community services that can assist with help around sleep, hygiene and incontinence
  • Speakers: Susie Nolan, Head of Brain Injury Community Services, The Children's Trust
  • Eleanor Swain, Healthcare and Social Team, Irwin Mitchell LLP

The EHCP process and interaction with civil litigation

  • How to support a family in annual review meetings
  • Arguing for changes in draft EHCPs
  • The appeal and interaction with a civil claim
  • Summary of key time points and evidence building
  • How supporting on the EHCP can lead to better damage awards for families
  • How to build a case for self-funded 1-2-1 care in class
  • Speaker: Caron Heyes, Secretary of APIL's Child Injury SIG, FieldFisher, London

How to influence life expectancy assessments in acquired brain injury claims in children

  • Predictors of long-term prognosis in paediatric acquired brain injury
  • Relevant literature alongside the role of clinical expertise
  • Assessment of gait
  • Feeding
  • Medication
  • How these factors affect the assessment
  • Bespoke assessments
  • Table 36 or Table 1 or 2
  • Speakers: Lizanne Gumbel QC, 1 Crown Office Row, London
  • Dr Vijay Palanivel, Medical Director and Senior Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, The Children's Trust

Child injury law: Evidential issues

  • Strategic gathering of evidence
  • Planning of case to support your claims
  • Role of treating clinicians
  • Speakers: Sarabjit Singh, QC,1 Crown Office Row, London
  • Jo Moore, Barrister, 1 Crown Office Row, London

Cost per delegate:

Corporate accredited firm: £205 + VAT
APIL member: £240 + VAT
Non-member: £355 + VAT