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Our partnership with The Pace Centre
Specialist legal support can make a lifechanging difference for children and families living with cerebral palsy and neurological conditions. Read more about our partnership with Pace.
Why choose Slater and Gordon as your legal representative?
Our team of and midwives are experts in the field of , and will guide and support you through the legal process. We want to ensure you not only achieve the best outcome, but also your child receives the best possible care, treatment, rehabilitation, aids, equipment and support (both during the case (where appropriate) and afterwards, for life).
Having decades of experience working on cerebral palsy cases and a network of support resources, our expert team of lawyers is here to help every step of the way.
We have a strong reputation for achieving results in cerebral palsy cases. Our head of medical negligence, has been recognised by independent legal guides, for her work and contributions to the medical negligence field. The has ranked Emma as a ‘Leading Individual’ since 2017 and has recognised her as a “standout lawyer”. Independent legal guide also recognises Emma’s expertise, having been ranked since 2020.
Medical team of nurses and midwives
Alongside specialist medical negligence lawyers, our wider team includes litigation nurse, and midwives and who provide our solicitors with their expert knowledge. Our team is here to do more than prove that the treatment and care you received was substandard, we are here to help get you the rehabilitation and support you need, so you can focus on your family and your future.
Treatment and rehabilitation support
No financial risk
A no win, no fee agreement is a way of pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim with no legal fees to pay upfront.
Slater and Gordon has the ability to request Legal Aid funding for cases involving children who have experienced a neurological injury at birth or during the early neonatal period, such as cerebral palsy. Not all law firms are able to provide this funding option.
Being one of the UK’s largest law firms, we have a team of dedicated professionals specialising in a wide range of legal services. Our experts are well-versed in various practices, including Court of Protection and family law.
What are the next steps?
Given our many years of experience helping those who have been affected by cerebral palsy because of medical negligence, we understand the challenges you may face, and we are here to help.
Our team is highly trained and will provide you with the best possible advice, as well as support and guidance. To get more information, you can contact our Head of Medical Negligence, on 0330 995 6823 or email
My husband and I have been beyond satisfied with the service and help / advice given through the claim process from Emma. After facing a traumatic experience, the team have helped in getting compensation and holding the relevant people accountable for their actions, and it cost me £0. The communication, openness and transparency through the process was really above and beyond; always willing to explain areas that we didn’t understand. Client testimonial (for Emma Doughty)
You ensured that we knew everything that was needed and listened to any fears or concerns we had so. I feel you were not just professional but caring, supportive and felt like a friend. Client testimonial (for Emma Doughty)
Emma balances a professional and personable approach, which has helped us to build and experience a positive working relationship. She has applied herself tirelessly. We feel incredibly lucky to have such fantastic representation and experience on our side. Client testimonial (for Emma Doughty)