Event Details


06th Feb 2020


08:30 - 17:30 (+ post-event drinks reception)


Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3HH


£80pp (£10pp discount if booking 4 or more tickets!) Charity Rate: £55pp

The second Stokes Case Management Annual Conference welcomes personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers, case managers and deputies for a unique event in Wales. 

Our event will explore the benefits of highly personalised care and support solutions for individuals with serious and complex needs – and how to ensure a personalised approach for all clients.

Rare mix of speakers for Wales

The conference aims to reinvigorate your ability to make it personal with clients – how we identify and understand their needs, aspirations, juggle their ambitions with those of family members, budgets, facilities available to them and the highs and lows of living with a complex injury.

We’ll hear from those doing things differently in the legal profession, and those with a helicopter view over the whole profession who can share useful insights on what’s coming up. We’ll also hear from brain and spinal injury specialists, those offering a high calibre of award-winning care, therapy and support, and award-winning facilities in Wales and England – alongside Chroma Music Therapy (our headline sponsor), and Eye Gaze assistive technology specialists, The Apogee Project (which will kindly demonstrate its life-changing technology on the day).


We rarely hear from such experts at events in Wales so we’re delighted to host this conference in Cardiff and bring them to you. We would like to encourage you to bring as many colleagues along as possible to witness the solutions and the technology, meet individuals who are benefitting and ask questions.

Confirmed talk titles:

– The Brain That’s Been Injured – Huw Ponting, Enable Law

– A Bespoke Approach to Family Matters: The Legal Framework – Louise Masters, Sintons LLP.Covering:

  • How to resolve a family matter which includes negotiation, alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative practice which we heavily promote and litigation if necessary
  • Protective planning so things that the client can do at the beginning of relationships or during to help protect their assets
  • What happens when things go wrong in the relationship and in terms of the any children of the family.

– Caring for P With General Management Costs and Cost Planning in the Court of Protection – Adrian Hawley, PIC Legal.

– The Neuropsychiatry of Brain Injury: Making it Personal – Kumi Pillay, Ludlow Street Healthcare. Covering:

  • Common psychiatric sequelae of brain injury – Prevalence and treatment options
  • Case studies – St Peter’s ABI pathway.

– Music as a treatment modality; humanising, effective & bespoke – Daniel Thomas, Chroma Group

-Neurokinex Redefining Possibilities – Becki Drewett, Neurokinex (Bristol)

– The Apogee Project Approach to Personalised Technology, Chris Peak & client, The Apogee Project. Chris’ client will share a fantastic example of the full range of work and benefits of the Apogee Project approach. Chris is also bringing some eye gaze assistive therapy technology with him for delegates to interact with, as well as plenty of video diaries and a ‘magic carpet’ projection!

  • Compassion in Rehabilitation – Dr Sherrie Baehr

Make it personal: getting it right for the client

We have sourced an acclaimed list of trusted experts and like-minded thinkers to speak, who will explore the most effective current and future approaches to care and therapy, from neuro-psychology to residential-based therapy and assessments, assistive technology, music therapy and more, which, when harnessed creatively, offer positive, sustained outcomes for individuals with serious and comp

lex needs as a result of a personal injury or medical negligence.

Day / residential facilities: an integrated, personalised approach

Our headline Sponsor Chroma will share a captivating session on the benefits of creative music therapy and the potential for clients – and how it’s worked with another speaker STEPS rehabilitation.

Speakers will join us from two leading and award-winning residential and day facility providers: STEPS Rehabilitation – a dedicated residential and day rehabilitation facility for neurological conditions, stroke, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injuries, orthopaedic and other complex trauma injuries (based in Sheffield) and Ludlow Street Healthcare – a specialist experienced provider of step down and recovery focused services. Our conference is well-timed as St Peters Hospital, part of Ludlow Street Healthcare, expands its ABI facility. Neither facility has spoken at an event of this kind in Wales so delegates will be able to view opportunities for their clients that others haven’t yet discovered! Another fantastic facility, NeuroKinex – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing activity based rehabilitation for people living with partial weakness or complete paralysis – will also talk abut its unique environment that’s wholly focused on the individual.

The legal process: putting the client, not the injury, first

We will look at the legal process and hear from two solicitors, both evangelists of the personalised approach and a strong focus on the client themselves (rather than defining them by the brain / spinal injury) – Huw Ponting, Enable Law and Louise Masters, Sintons LLP – who will explain why they feel a personalised, integrated approach is essential from the start, and will share their thoughts during the day. We are delighted to welcome Adrian Hawley, PIC Legal to cover a quick and essential Court of Protection costs round up – useful for deputies whose clients have increasingly requirements and less in the pot to spend.

We will also welcome the SilverLining Brain Injury Charity Cymru branch and some of its ‘SilverLiners’ to introduce you to its incredible work in Wales and how its ‘Silverliners’ have benefited – and how to get involved! 

Tickets & Discounts

Tickets are £80pp

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 4 tickets or more and receive a discount of £10pp! (Available until 15.12.20)
Charity Rate: £55pp
(Rates include full day conference attendance, refreshments & lunch, course notes & post event drinks reception.)

With thanks to our Headline Sponsor: