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Ian Brown joined Headway Wearside as finance co-ordinator to cover maternity leave of Gemma Moreland [Treasurer] He then became Treasurer in 2022 

 I currently work at EMG Solicitors Ltd as a Client Executive in the court of protection team a position  I have held for 3 years. Having previously worked for a local authority in court of protection for 6 years.  This involves the management of vulnerable people finances where they lack capacity to manage their own funds. 

I used to play badminton in the Northumberland Leagues, however nowadays to keep fit you can find me treading the pavements around my home after taking up running, which lead to me running my first Great North Run in 2019 for Prostate Cancer UK. A bad injury the week before the race and the reoccurrence during the race still hasn’t put me off from running it again for Headway Wearside!

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“Paul Brown is a senior brain injury and serious injury solicitor based in the Newcastle Office of Burnetts Solicitors. He has over 17 years’ experience of pursuing compensation claims for brain injury survivors and their families following traumatic brain injury. He is a member of Burnetts Solicitors award winning Serious Injuries team, specialising in cases involving catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and spinal cord injuries. This has given him an insight into the needs of not only brain injury survivors themselves but also their families and carers. Paul is also Secretary of the UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (see ) and also the Secretary for the Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum (NABIF) which is a local ABI forum which covers the North East of England and Cumbria. Part of the role of these organisations is to highlight the needs of brain injury survivors and their families and carers and lobby on their behalf.”

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Claire is a director and case manager for Holistic Case Management Ltd.  She is registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) and has over 13 years experience as a registered general nurse specialising in critical care nursing.  Managing critically ill patients with multiple organ failure, multiple trauma’s including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and orthopaedic injury.  Claire has significant experience of working within case management field and is a registered practitioner member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Management (BABICM).  Her work includes providing case management reports and witness statements to support the litigation process.  Implementing and ongoing management of multi-disciplinary rehabilitation packages.  Supporting clients that are under the court of protection.  Direct recruitment, training and supervision of client specific care packages.  She has held a varied case load of clients which includes those with: acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopaedic injury, amputation, Cerebal Palsy and Downs Syndrome. 

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