The Team Around the Client Magazine

March 2024 | Edition 11

Kerstin Scheel RWK Goodman

A note from the Editor

"RWK Goodman have, from March 2024, opened a new office in central Bristol. This edition of Team Around the Client reflects our Injury Division’s deep professional and personal connections with Bristol.

We are particularly delighted to be the lead sponsor for a 3 three day international cerebral palsy football festival taking place in August 2024 at Imperial Park in Bristol, hosted by the Bristol City Cerebral Palsy Football Club.  

Sport has been a driving passion for many of us, whether it’s helping those with sports injuries or enabling those with physical or neurological injury to engage in sport. Bristol has many fantastic programmes and opportunities for adults and children, and we have updated our Guide to Cerebral Palsy with further information on what’s available. 

I moved to Bristol from Northern Ireland in 1997 and the city has grown and developed hugely over my time here, previously derelict areas in the harbourside are now thriving areas for independent shops and restaurants, and wasteland behind Temple Meads is being developed by Bristol University into their Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, part of the UK’s largest regeneration project. Bristol University hopes to create: ”Inspiring spaces to meet, learn and make new connections”; an amazing aspiration and one we too share in opening up new opportunities for our firm, our people, our clients and partnerships in Bristol”. 

Kerstin Scheel, Partner and Editor of our Team Around the Client Magazine

In conversation:

Professor Amin, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Abigail Ringer talks to Associate Professor Sam Amin, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and lead of the regional complex movement disorder service in Bristol to find out a bit more about cerebral palsy, its treatments and why Bristol is leading the way in treating children with movement disorders. 

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Living and working in Bristol

Becky Randel from our Inquests & Fatal claims team compares notes with Louise Asprey, Deputy Head of Clinical Negligence at St John’s Chambers.

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In Conversation:

Martin Sinclair - Former England CP International and Co-Founder of the Disability Football Collective

Ben Lees, partner in our medical negligence department, speaks with Martin Sinclair about the importance of sport for those with disabilities.

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cycling in bristol

Thoughts on the Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and active travel

Mark Hambleton, Partner and specialist in cycling accident claims, looks at the impact of the recently-introduced Clean Air Zone in Bristol.

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The Bristol Hero turning disabilities into superpowers

Bristol based Open Bionics have developed and manufactured the Hero Arm; the world’s first clinically approved 3D printed bionic hand for people with below elbow limb difference.

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Charity Spotlight:

Coroners’ Courts Support Service

Ali Cloak, Inquests Partner, interviewed Dr Billie Oliver about her role as a court volunteer with the Coroners’ Courts Support Service (CCSS) and the important function they provide to those involved in a coroner’s inquest. 

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Charity Spotlight:

Brain Tumour Support

Sarah White explains what you need to know about Bristol-based charity, Brain Tumour Support.

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Paediatric brain injury and the education system

Victoria Berger, Partner and brain injury claim specialist, takes a look at how childhood brain injury can impact upon a child’s education and what help is available in the Bristol area.

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Asbestos claims in Bristol

Helen Childs outlines her team’s specialist area of claims, and what support is now available for those living with asbestos-related cancer.

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New research fellowship ‘pilot’ collaboration between the PROMPT Maternity Foundation and Limbs & Things Ltd

Kerstin Scheel explains the benefits a new fellowship ‘pilot’ between Prompt Maternity Foundation and Limbs & Things Ltd will bring.

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Elijah's story

Beth Evans shares the story of how our Compensation Protection Unit helped a young man and his family, based in Clevedon, Bristol.

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