Introduction to Cerebral Palsy – Manchester

Manchester, 6 March 2019

Introduction to Cerebral Palsy
Dr Charlie Fairhurst, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

An overview of cerebral palsy including the different types, diagnosis, birth injury, neonatal injury and risk factors

Breach of duty labour

Professor Tim Draycott, Southmead Hospital

Professor Alexander Heazell, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

This session will look at breach of duty during labour which would give rise to a clinical negligence claim

Breach of duty/causation issues from a medical perspective


Professor Simon Mitchell, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester

This session will look at breach of duty and causation issues in neonatal injury which would give rise to a clinical negligence claim

Associated complications

Dr Jill Cadwgan, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Some people with CP will also have associated complications. This session will provide an overview of associated conditions including learning difficulties, epilepsy, communication difficulties, feeding and vision.

The CP Pathway

Elizabeth Gray, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation
This session will look at what the CP Pathway is how a child with cerebral palsy will follow the pathway and the treatment and rehabilitation available via the NHS.

Role of the case manager – practical challenges

Anita Reals, Independent Living Solutions

The role of the case manager is wide and varied. From liaising with the client, their families and legal advisers, to booking therapies, assisting with educational issues and arranging care packages. This session will look at the practical challenges involved in managing those relationships and

Legal update on liability and quantum affecting CP cases

Henry Witcomb QC, 1 Crown Office Row (London)
Bill Braithwaite QC, Exchange Chambers (Manchester)
Periodical payments v lump sum settlement, combination claims and other current issues in CP claims.