We are delighted to continue our support of leading brain injury charity Headway UK. The development will see Express Solicitors renew its corporate membership and join the brain injury solicitor’s directory for 2024.
The national charity has a network of branches across the UK supporting people affected by brain injury and their families. Their mission is simple, to help improve life after brain injury.
The charity offers a wide range of services, including brain injury rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care.
Being listed in Headway’s directory means that each contact solicitor listed, as well as some of their colleagues, will undergo Headway training specifically designed for solicitors involved in brain injury cases. Express team members will also adhere to the Headway code of conduct.
The partnership isn’t entirely new, we have been a steadfast supporter of Headway over the course of several years. Notably, Carlos Lopez, Partner, and Head of Clinical Negligence, has been a trustee for Headway Lancashire since 2014.
And as part of the Jefferies Solicitors acquisition, we have been working closely with both the Birmingham and Solihull and North Staffordshire branches of Headway to support patients from very early on after their incident, which extends to assistance applying for benefits like Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments, without cost.
Chief Executive Officer at Express, James Maxey, took part in the Headway North Staffs most recent AGM, and we have provided financial and support through donations, fundraising initiatives and, through our outreach services, day-to-day support for patients and the families and loved ones affected.
Daniel Slade, Chief Executive Officer (Legal) is leading the partnership:
Headway offers invaluable support to people in their time of need and the years following injury. The Charity is a lifeline for so many. I am therefore delighted we have renewed our membership and joined the directory.
“The role of the solicitor in helping to improve life after a brain injury cannot be understated. It’s a responsibility we take extremely seriously and continued professional development is a vital part of ensuring we are best placed to support people with a head injury and their families.”
Express works alongside several national and local charities including Burning Nights, Blood Bikes and St Ann’s Hospice.
Daniel added: “By the nature of our business we encounter many remarkable people often in their time of need and see first-hand the amazing support charities like Headway offer. It’s a privilege to be able to extend our support and make a lasting difference to people’s lives.”