Major amputation conference being staged by national law firm, Stephensons

Major amputation conference being staged by national law firm, Stephensons

All-day event at Imperial War Museum North, Manchester, on 19 October, 2017

Expert speakers will address a specialist conference on all aspects of amputation at an event staged by national law firm, Stephensons.

The all-day event at the Imperial War Museum North - on Thursday, 19 October 2017 - will feature leaders in amputation from the worlds of law and medicine. The national support organisation, The Limbless Association, will also be in attendance alongside amputee Lisa Eagleton who will share her experience of the issues faced by amputees.

Experts present will include:

  • Richard Hartley QC & barrister, Anthony Mazzag, Cobden House Chambers
  • Deborah Bent, Charity Manager, Limbless Association
  • Louise Sheffield, Active Case Management
  • Matt Hughes, Dorset Orthopaedics
  • Amputee Lisa Eagleton
  • Andrew Leakey, Partner, Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Topics to be addressed include the support available to amputees, the legal and medical issues faced by them and rehabilitation available to help a limb loss sufferer lead a fulfilled life. There will also be presentations on a range of issues relating to limb loss.

The conference will be of interest to those working to support amputees, solicitors specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence claims, providers of counselling and support services, charities, medical professionals and those affected by limb loss.

Kate Sweeney, said: “In delivering this event we have endeavoured to bring together some of the leading minds in the field of amputation law, medicine and support services.

“The amputation is one of the significant social issues of our time, particularly with high number of road traffic injuries, diabetes-related amputations and limb loss due to missed diagnosis.”

Registration is from 9.30am with the conference running from 10am to 4pm. For further information and to register, please visit: Amputation Conference - Imperial War Museum, Manchester