UKABIF appointment for Gerard Martin QC

January 14, 2019

The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF) has appointed Gerard Martin QC from Exchange Chambers as the new chair of its North West and Wales committee.

UKABIF aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of ABI; to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to campaign for better services in the UK.

Gerard Martin QC is a renowned silk who specialises in brain injury and spinal injury cases for adults and children. He also has a wealth of experience dealing with claims for amputees, pain and somatoform disorders. His career has developed both at the junior bar and in silk, where he has been instructed almost exclusively by those acting for claimants (including those employed in the military) save for certain occasions when insurance companies have sought his assistance.

The majority of his work in silk has been for clients with severe brain injuries, resulting as the consequence of accidents or by way of clinical negligence. Through his vast experience he knows that each case of severe brain injury is unique and with this in mind he believes it unwise to generalise about outcomes, and that much depends upon the individual and the support they receive. Practising in this sphere has meant that the experts on both sides of the litigation divide are known to him, as are the centres of excellence for rehabilitation of the brain injured.