Yesterday Louise participated in a training and recruitment event for http://twitter.com/JWebbExperts that was very well received by all who attended. As the expert under the spotlight she was really impressed with all the potential candidate’s enthusiasm and wishes them all the best in their future training.
Louise has been very busy this week catching up with clients and their families and care teams, great to see that lots of positives are coming back in feedback from meetings with clients moving towards new goals and challenging themselves every day.
Louise recently attended training with the Brain Injury group which was a fantastic opportunity to hear from speakers at the forefront of understanding aspects of brain injury. The day focused on the many diverse parts of brain injury from the initial accident and investigation as discussed by Professor Guy Rutty MBE, through to the Psychological aspects of a TBI with Professor Rebecca Coles-Gale and, interestingly the ability for a client to consent to sex and the professional’s role in representing the clients human rights by facilitating access to sex workers – chaired by Professor Tuppy Owens. For more information you might like to visit: http://www.braininjurygroup.co.uk
As part of the fantastic training day provided by the Brain Injury Group Dr Michael Gross discussed mild traumatic brain injuries highlighting the case of Williams v’s Jervis (2009) which has implications for all experts in the field of legal report writing when the severity of the head injury is unclear. You can find a very comprehensive summery here, https://www.academyofexperts.org/guidance/expert-witnesses/useful-cases/williams-v-jervis
Another aspect of case management which has recently come in for scrutiny is the question: Should Carers working night shift be paid a minimum wage? This question clearly has a huge impact on clients who employ a care team, either directly or through an agency and on all professionals involved in the management and organisation of these teams. Enable law have written an excellent piece on this very point and can be found here: http://www.enablelaw.com/carers-working-sleeping-night-shift-paid-minimum-wage/
And finally… to close with a smile, in a story straight out of Wallace and Gromit a lorry was stopped yesterday in Cambridgeshire for being dangerously overloaded…with cheese! Enjoy. http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/van-stopped-police-being-overweight-13740288