P&B to co-host ‘Claims Involving Children’ conference

The conference is new partner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp’s brainchild. And she’s delighted that P&B and her former employers, east of England firm Ashton KCJ (formerly Kester Cunningham John), have agreed to work together to support its success. 

 “Claims involving children is such an important field. Having friends in both camps, as it were, I’m thrilled that the two firms are prepared to co-operate so positively to help us tackle the complex issues involved.”

A former nurse and now a clinical negligence solicitor, Rosamund specialises in cases involving children who are stillborn or badly damaged at birth. These often involve system and/or human error, can take a long time to resolve, and prove enormously costly, both financially and emotionally. And, as she explains, the Claims Involving Children conference will be seeking to help all parties involved in pursuing such claims adapt to an environment that isn’t getting any easier:

 “The changes to the NHS and legal frameworks in the forthcoming year are fundamental and will alter the management of these claims. This conference brings together professionals and stakeholders to discuss the issues. To find practical ways to surmount the hurdles which currently prevent birth injury cases being resolved more quickly. And to address the legal framework within which cases are presently handled.”

‘Claims Involving Children’ takes place at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre,183 Euston Road, London  NW1 2BE on the 24th November, 2011. Our speakers include:

  • John Mead, Technical Claims Director, NHSLA
  • Angela Helleur, Annie Ribbons – midwives
  • Muiris Lyons, immediate past president, APIL
  • Mike McKenna, partner, Hill Dickinson
  • Martin Spencer QC, Head of Chambers, Hailsham Chambers
  • Julian Wolfson, consultant obstetrician


Pattinson & Brewer media relations:    Denise Kitchener

(W): 020 7400 5135

(M): 07901050902

(F): 020 7400 5101

(E): dkitchener@pattinsonbrewer.co.uk

If Denise is unavailable:                           Chris Theobald

(W): 0115 9140331

(M): 07977586608

(E): chris.airtime@googlemail.com

Editors’ notes

 Pattinson & Brewer, “the claimant’s champion”, is a leading UK law firm with offices in London, Bristol and York. Since its foundation in 1891 the firm has established a proud reputation for winning compensation for ordinary working people and now acts on behalf of the public and union members in employment disputes, personal injury, accident and occupational disease actions. It also has a remarkable record in successfully handling complex medical negligence and catastrophic injury cases. All its partners are passionately committed to accessing justice and fairness for their individual clients.
Marcus Weatherby, News Releases, Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp,
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