9 September 2020 | Firm news | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor
The Catastrophic Injury team at Hugh James is really excited about working with Brake, the road safety charity, on a series of round table meetings that will be taking place this autumn.
The series will focus on how to improve the lives of people suffering serious injuries in road crashes - and the lives of their families.
Each session, which will be held virtually, will see people from different charities, the police and medical profession coming together to look at the current provision, to highlight any gaps and look at solutions.
Deborah Johnson, Chair of Brake says: “Sadly, we’re still seeing too many people suffering life-changing injuries on our roads and many don’t know what to do or where to turn to for help when the worst happens. Unfortunately, there are still gaps in provision. We want to work together with those who form part of their journey to make a difference so that injured people feel well supported, can make informed choices and look to a better future.”
Bespoke sessions for each group will begin on Wednesday 16 September, with keynote speakers and invited guests coming together from the charity sector. It will be followed by a session for the police on Thursday 1 October and the medical profession later in October.
Findings from each session will then be shared across the groups, with a further session being held later in the year to identify the action needed and to agree on a way forward.
Cari Sowden- Taylor, a Partner with Hugh James, is delighted the firm is joining forces with Brake to enable the round table meetings to go ahead. She said: “I specialise in representing people who have had their lives turned upside down as a result of horrific injuries sustained in road crashes and understand only too well how important it is they receive the right support and expert advice at every stage of their journey as they come to terms with what has happened. It’s great to have the opportunity to play a part in improving the lives of seriously injured people by supporting this event, which brings together key people from different sectors to look at each other’s roles and what improvements can be made. Partnership working is vital.”