Unfortunately, people with neurological conditions are more likely to face life-limiting disabilities, often as a result of sudden injuries.
You and your family may need professional legal advice, support navigating legal pathways or assistance advocating for yourself in legal situations.
The Brain Charity works with a panel of four trusted legal partners – Potter Rees Dolan, Birchall Blackburn Law, Minster Law and Slater and Gordon – to ensure our clients have access to the highest-quality service possible.
We also have access to a number of other legal support networks and resources such as Access to Justice.
The Brain Charity’s Information and Advice Officers can explore the legal options open to you and introduce you to our panel of solicitors. You are not bound by our recommendation and are free to use any solicitor of your choice.
To speak to our team, enter your details into the form below or call our free helpline on 0800 008 6417.
Power of Attorney and Court of Protection issues
Some of the most common legal questions that can affect people with neurological conditions and their families are around Power of Attorney and Court of Protection.
It can be distressing when a loved one is so unwell they are not able to manage their own financial affairs or make decisions for themselves.
The Brain Charity’s legal partners can guide you through this process, explaining how the system works and what needs to be done at each stage.
When we are ill or injured, it is the medical profession that we turn to for help. Most of us have the highest levels of trust in their judgement and expertise.
However, mistakes can, and sometimes do, happen. If you have suffered medical negligence due to the actions of someone in the medical profession, our panel may be able to help.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a road traffic accident, criminal assault or accident at work, it is vital you seek out specialist legal support.
A trusted lawyer can help you make a claim for compensation and for any future rehabilitation costs. This can be a very complex area of the law and so it is important to seek out the right help and to get it in place as soon as possible.
All The Brain Charity’s legal partners offer a no-win no-fee service, and will support you and your family throughout the process.
Other legal issues
The Brain Charity’s partners may also be able to help you in a variety of other areas, including wills and probate, cosmetic negligence and family law.
Our employment team can also advise you on your legal rights at work.