Hundreds attend Cerebral Palsy conference with Bobath Scotland

Cerebral Palsy Conference 2017

This week Bobath Scotland held their fourth Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference, an event Digby Brown were delighted to support.

Cerebral Palsy is a life-long condition and is the most common cause of childhood disability but this annual event is the only one of its kind held in Scotland. Bobath Scotland aim to improve the quality of life for children and adults with cerebral palsy, including providing specialist therapy services.

This year’s conference was held on Wednesday 4th October at The Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, ahead of World Cerebral Palsy Day which takes place today.

Speakers and exhibitors came from across the UK to share their knowledge and experience of cerebral palsy. The overriding aim of the day was to bring together people living with cerebral palsy so they can share their experiences and showcase services that are available to help.

This year, we welcomed Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health to the conference. Exhibitors at the event included  Neuro Physio Scotland, Theraplay, Child Brain Injury Trust, Disability Snowsports UK and CALL Scotland, all who were on hand to offer information about the support and help available.

Sue Grant, Head of Digby Brown’s Clinical Negligence Department, addressed attendees at the beginning of the Conference. Ruth Kelliher, Partner in the Clinical Negligence team, was one of the experts who spoke about the legal issues at one of the workshops held throughout the day.

Sue Grant: “We were delighted to be part of this year’s Cerebral Palsy Day Conference with Bobath Scotland. Where cases of cerebral palsy are a result of medical negligence and could have been prevented, we are dedicated to helping families secure compensation, which in turn, can help with current and future care needs.”

If you would like to speak to us about your experience, we would encourage you in the first instance to please email: and give as much detail as you can about your situation. Our clinical negligence team can then offer advice, free of charge.