Expert Advisors

Bill Braithwaite 

Exchange Chambers Manchester

Brain injury guru Bill Braithwaite QC “makes a difference” to any complex claim” (Legal 500).

Bill is a vastly experienced and well-known personal injury practitioner. He has represented over one thousand catastrophically injured claimants, and regularly recovers more than £50 million a year in compensation for catastrophically injured claimants.

Bill’s practice is highly specialised. He represents claimants only, in claims involving catastrophic brain and spine injury, however caused, including clinical negligence.

Professor Mike Barnes

Neurologist and Rehabilitation Physician

A highly experienced consultant neurologist and consultant in rehabilitation medicine, over the last 30 years, Professor Barnes has been dedicated to the development of neurological rehabilitation throughout the UK and internationally.

Heather Batey

Director of |reach|

Heather’s 30 year career has been devoted to the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in both hospital and community settings.  Having trained as an Occupational Therapist, with an interest in neurology, Heather became the Senior OT in the development of the Leeds Head Injury Team.

She jointly set up the |reach| company believing that goal orientated rehabilitation is vital for clients to learn and practice the techniques they will need to improve their independence and quality of life.

Heather also campaigns for the better provision of services for TBI clients through presentations, training for lawyers, publication of articles and as a guest speaker at national and worldwide conferences. She has received a number of awards on account of her dedication and expertise.

Dr Rob Forsyth

Newcastle, RVI, University of Newcastle

Rob trained in Cambridge, Oxford, Nottingham, Newcastle and Vancouver Canada, qualifying in 1987. He combines clinical work with research into children’s brain injury and is also a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. He was National Training Adviser in Paediatric Neurology for six years 2003-09 and has an interest in training the next generations of child neurologists. Rob is a board member of the European Paediatric Neurology Society.

He is married with two daughters, and in his spare time, Rob enjoys cycling and playing in a local ceilidh band.

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