Proud to support the only cerebral palsy conference in Scotland

Cerebral Palsy Conference

Last Thursday saw Bobath Scotland hold their fifth Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference and Exhibition, an event we are proud to sponsor and support.

This is the only event of its kind in Scotland although cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of childhood disability and is a lifelong condition. Bobath Scotland supports people living with cerebral palsy across the country, including providing specialist therapy services.

This year’s conference was held on Thursday 4th October at Hampden Park in Glasgow, ahead of World Cerebral Palsy Day which took place shortly after on Saturday 6th October.

The principal aim of this day is to bring together the cerebral palsy community in Scotland including anyone who has experience of CP either directly through family or professionally.

With speakers and exhibitors from across the UK to share their knowledge and experience of cerebral palsy, it’s a great opportunity to share stories, discover more about the condition and talk about some of the key issues as well as finding services that are in place to help.

We welcomed Louise White, broadcaster and friend of Bobath Scotland to chair the conference and manage the panel discussion at the end of the event.

The Panel at the Bobath Cerebral Palsy Conference 2018

Panel: Elaine Boyd, Pauline McFadden, Dr Jenny Preston MBE, Mhairi Hunter and Stephanie Fraser

Exhibitors at the event included Child Brain Injury Trust, Crathie Holidays, Paragon, Neuro Physio Scotland and Self Directed Support all of which were on hand to offer information about the support and help available.

Throughout the day, people were able to choose from a range of informative breakout sessions on personal, medical and employment issues.

Ruth Kelliher, Digby Brown Partner and accredited specialist in Clinical Negligence, welcomed attendees at the start of the Conference. Ross Milvenan, Associate in the Employment team, was one of the legal experts who spoke about “disability rights in education and employment” at one of the various breakout sessions held throughout the day.

Ruth Kelliher partner at Digby Brown speaking at the Bobath Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference 2018

Digby Brown Partner Ruth Kelliher speaking at the conference

Ruth Kelliher: “We were delighted to be part of this year’s Cerebral Palsy Day Conference with Bobath Scotland. It is the perfect forum for people to meet, share knowledge and exchange information about CP.

“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.”

Stephanie Fraser, Bobath Scotland CEO: “Bobath Scotland is determined to make the lives of those living with cerebral palsy better. Delivering the annual Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference is just one of the ways we do this, alongside providing a range of services including specialist therapy, running groups and events, and working for changes in policy.

“This was the fifth Cerebral Palsy Scotland Conference that Digby Brown and Bobath Scotland have organised together and we were delighted to attract more delegates and exhibitors to the event this year than ever before. The conference is unique in Scotland in bringing together the whole CP community – people living with CP, family members, and professionals – and it provides a valuable opportunity to network, discuss key issues and find out about relevant services and organisations.  

“There was a really positive atmosphere at the event with many valuable conversations and discussions taking place throughout the day. We are very grateful to Digby Brown Solicitors for continuing to support this fantastic conference.”

If you would like to contact us about your experience, we would encourage you to email: and provide as much information as you can about your situation. Our clinical negligence solicitors can then offer expert advice, free of charge.