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Our specialist multidisciplinary Neurolaw team offers a unique combination of legal expertise and personal support to clients and their families affected by serious assaults resulting in catastrophic injuries. Our legal knowledge coupled with our support structure ensures that you receive all the practical and professional assistance you need when making your claim.  We will guide you through the process and assist in any review or appeal of a decision that has to be made. 

Hugh James is one of UK's leading regional law firms. With 40 partners and over 500 staff, we have the strength and depth to utilise our legal expertise for our clients' benefit.

Address: Hugh James
  Hodge House
  114-116 St Mary’s Street
  CF10 1DY
Telephone: 02920391016
E-Mail:  andrew.harding@hughjames.com
Website: www.hughjames.com

Our Neurolaw team includes Solicitors Regulation Authority (Personal Injury) Panel members and Association of Personal Injury Lawyers members together with a Social Worker, Paediatric Speech and Language Specialist, Welfare Benefits Advisers, accountant and Medical Records Officer.  This mix of lawyers and health care professionals ensures that support, guidance and assistance is provided to the injured person, their family and carers as well as ensuring that the maximum amount of compensation is awarded.

Our Neurolaw team has successfully obtained substantial awards in claims that had been initially rejected by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) or where a very low sum of money had been offered.  In many claims we have secured the maximum amount of compensation (currently £500,000) from the CICA.

Here are some examples of recent cases we have been involved in:

  1. Adult male attacked with the assailant never having been traced.  Left with severe brain injuries. Unable to work again and wholly reliant on others to help him complete his activities of daily living.  Following a number of low offers from the CICA and following a review and an appeal, the CICA agreed to pay the maximum award of £500,000.
  2. Male assaulted on a night out by a nightclub bouncer suffering severe brain injuries.  Unable to work again and reliant on others for support in all activities of daily living.  Initially the claim was rejected by the CICA on the basis that the victim's behaviour prior to the assault had been provocative.  At appeal this was rejected and he was able to recover 100% compensation in the sum of £120,000.00.
  3. Young female sexually abused by her stepfather.  The police evidence resulted in a conviction of her assailant and she received £10,000.00.
  4. Female assaulted by her partner.  She made her own application to the CICA but then failed to provide information as requested by them and the claim was rejected.  Following our instruction and an application by us to restore the claim, the CICA accepted that there was good reason for the victim's inability to deal with the claim at the time (her psychiatric injuries) and awarded her £9,340.00.
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