Simpson Millar LLP makes the grade for Headway 2012 list


Simpson Millar LLP is honoured to have been included on the prestigious 2012 Headway Head Injury Solicitors' list.

Members of Headway – the brain injury association Head Injury Solicitors ListHeadway is a charity which assists people affected by brain injury. A nationwide network of local branches offers a wide range of help and support services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care.

Headway also runs an information helpline which advises on sources of support, finds local rehabilitation services and offers a sympathetic ear to people who are experiencing problems after head trauma.

As well as supporting brain injury survivors and their families, Headway has strong ties with legal professionals, with the charity's Head Injury Solicitors' List an essential source of information for over 10 years. With only the UK's leading specialist brain injury solicitors included, the list determines the best choice of legal advisor by locality.

To be considered for the listing, legal firms must meet a number of criteria. These are based largely on the charity's code of conduct: a set of guidelines by which Headway, as a voluntary organisation, can maintain the confidence and trust of the public.

By signing up to the code of conduct, participating firms make certain declarations. These include an assurance of free initial legal consultations for Headway users and carers, regular Headway training to understand users' and carers' needs, and confirmation that people in distressing circumstances are accorded the respect and sensitivity they deserve.

Firms also need to demonstrate a sound track record of legal casework on behalf of people with brain injuries.

Among the benefits of list membership is access to a wide range of events, seminars and conferences: activities that are crucially important to staying abreast of developments in the treatment of brain injury and support for all those afflicted.

Phillip Gower, a partner at Simpson Millar LLP and an expert on catastrophic injury claims, illness/disease and personal injury claims, was delighted at news of the firm's listing.

"Simpson Millar's inclusion in the Solicitors' List 2012 follows on from our long standing work with headway and our membership in the list for the last 4 years plus cements an already fruitful relationship with the charity, raising the firm's profile as brain injury specialists while helping Headway to raise much-needed funds."

Simpson Millar is a nationwide law firm and this listing is specifically valid for our offices in Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol and Newcastle.

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