Kashmir Uppal and Sarah Corser attending from our medical negligence team were joined by Gurvinder Samra who attended from our education team and Sarah Khatoon from our Court of Protection team. All are experienced in assisting children and adults who have difficulties because of a brain injury.
The case of Holly Greenhow is a good example of how families in these circumstances require not just litigation expertise, but also the help of a number of specialists in other departments to ensure they have the support and assistance they need.
Holly’s claim settled for £15.6m and involved significant input from the firm’s specialist education lawyers who fought for appropriate SEN provision for Holly in SEND Tribunals and colleagues expert in Wealth Protection and Court of Protection.
The litigation also successfully claimed for the cost of conductive education, such as is provided by NICE. NICE is a charity that assists children and adults with movement disorders through conductive education. The charity runs a school for children with movement disorders when other specialist schools cannot meet their needs.
Gurvinder Samra has helped a number of children secure conductive education. She explains the benefit of this to the children and the entire family:
‘I have had the pleasure of attending the National Institute of Conductive Education on several occasions and witnessing how conductive education benefits children with physical disabilities. The movement-based therapies embedded in their curriculum are particularly beneficial and effective. My clients have benefited from this provision and have seen significant improvements in the physical abilities of their children.’
Picture above: Shoosmiths attending the NICE ball 2018.