Specialist Court of Protection law firm Hyphen Law will be representing the Brain Injury Group (BIG) and providing free legal advice at a drop-in legal clinic held at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in Putney, South West London, tomorrow (Thursday 9 June 2022).
The no-obligation advice clinic, called the Legal and Welfare Service (LAWS), is an entirely free service for hospital patients who have sustained a brain injury and their families and carers. It is delivered by members of BIG and aims to provide individuals with practical and helpful legal and welfare advice on the challenges they face and alleviate some of the stress and worry they may be experiencing.
Hyphen Law Associate Legal Director Sarah Green and Associate Elizabeth Metcalfe will be on hand at the drop-in clinic to offer expert advice on a range of topics from issues concerning mental capacity, Court of Protection Deputyships and making a Power of Attorney to information and advice about the welfare benefits available, access to funding for rehabilitation and further care and support.
Sarah says: “If you or a family member has been seriously injured, it can be an extremely distressing time. Not only are you dealing with a potentially life-changing brain injury, but you are attempting to navigate your way through the legal and financial implications as you try to make sense of it all.
“At Hyphen Law, we understand exactly what you are going through and have helped hundreds of brain-injured people in similar situations over the years. We have the knowledge and experience to give practical help and workable solutions to any challenges you are facing. And if required, we can also guide people to other organisations that can provide them with any specific support they need.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to represent the wonderful Brain Injury Group and help RHN patients directly on-site and make a real difference, allowing the hospital to focus on providing exemplary care and rehabilitation.”
LAWS is delivered with the assistance of the Brain Injury Group and the Leisure & Family Services team at the RHN, which helps to ensure that the drop-in clinics are promoted throughout the hospital and to manage their administration and any ad hoc requests for advice and assistance from patients and their families.
About the Brain Injury Group
The Brain Injury Group (BIG) was established in 2011 as a national network of dedicated brain injury lawyers and other specialist services to provide a gateway to information and advice for brain injured people, their families, and carers. It has helped numerous individuals and families access legal, welfare and statutory funding help and many other services.
About the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN)
The RHN is a national medical charity, independent from the NHS, which works to improve the lives of adults affected by severe neurological disability through specialist long term care and rehabilitation.
Founded 161 years ago, the RHN finds ability in disability and seeks to advance the science of care through its research and education, helping to achieve the best possible quality of life for everyone living with neurological disability.