Proud to support Bobath's sixth annual cerebral palsy conference

Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Conference 2019

Earlier this week, Digby Brown was delighted to support Bobath Scotland as it held its sixth annual Cerebral Palsy Conference. The event took place in Hampden Park Conference Centre on Thursday 3rd October, and was as always a great success.

The conference is held every year and is free to attend for anyone who has experience of Cerebral Palsy (CP), either directly, professionally, or through a family member.

This conference provides an opportunity for the Scottish cerebral palsy community to come together and learn about various topical issues from a variety of speakers, including medical professionals, charities, and Digby Brown Solicitors.

Sue Grant, partner and Head of Digby Brown’s Clinical Negligence team, welcomed attendees to the event alongside Bobath’s CEO, Stephanie Fraser.

Stephanie Fraser speaking at Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Conference 2019

Pictured above: Stephanie Fraser, Bobath

Ross Milvenan, Associate in our Employment department also spoke at the conference, delivering a presentation on avoiding workplace discrimination for both employees and carers.

The event also featured an exhibition, where attendees had the opportunity to network with various charities, businesses, and other organisations which provide cerebral palsy services in Scotland.

Exhibitors and attendees at Bobath Cerebral Palsy Conference 2019

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition that affects an individual’s co-ordination and their ability to move. It results from damage to the brain around the time of birth, and affects one in every five hundred children.

Although there is currently no cure for cerebral palsy, there are treatments available which can improve mobility and independence. Bobath provides specialist therapy which seeks to increase movement and function for cerebral palsy sufferers in as normal a way as possible. The charity have been helping those with cerebral palsy to comfortably adapt to their surrounding environment and improve their functional skills since 1995, and also provide training for health and educational professionals.

Digby Brown are proud to continue supporting Bobath in hosting such an important event for the Scottish cerebral palsy community. Sue Grant has been attending the conference for many years, and expressed the firm’s delight in being able to help the organisation continue to run such an event:

“The Bobath conference continues to go from strength to strength. It is the only dedicated cerebral palsy conference in the UK and every year is attracting more and more delegates, professionals and exhibitors with an interest in this field.

“The conference helps to foster a sense of community for those with CP in Scotland and allows them to access a lot of information in one place.

“We are delighted at Digby Brown to be part of the huge success of this event.”

Sue Grant, Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence at Digby Brown speaking at Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Conference 2019

Pictured above: Sue Grant, Head of Clinical Negligence team at Digby Brown

If you have experience with cerebral palsy which you believe to be the result of clinical negligence, please call us or fill out our clinical negligence enquiry form, for expert legal advice.