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Lawyers Shine a Light on encephalitis during World Encephalitis Day

Clarke Willmott illuminates its Bristol office in red to help shed light on encephalitis, a potentially devastating infection of the brain.

Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office will be joining iconic landmarks such as the Niagara Falls, the Jet d’Eau in Geneva, the Dancing House in Prague, and the BBC Television Studios all going #Red4WED in an attempt to shine a light on encephalitis – a devastating brain condition affecting 500,000 people globally every year.

Clarke Willmott will also be turning its social accounts red and tagging posts #Red4WED in support of Encephalitis Society and its awareness day.

Chris Thorne, head of clinical negligence and personal injury at Clarke Willmott, said: “Encephalitis can affect anyone of any age, and its effects can be devastating. The condition can cause long-term ongoing complications such as memory loss, epilepsy, behavioural and personality changes, or irreversible brain damage. We are proud to light up Clarke Willmott’s offices in red to mark World Encephalitis Day, educating people about this life-threatening brain condition.”

Clarke Willmott is a corporate supporter and an innovation partner of the Encephalitis Society which helps raise public awareness, support those affected, and fund scientific research.

Chris Thorne added: “We believe our aims are consistent with the charity’s – to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis.”

Dr Ava Easton, chief executive of the Encephalitis Society, said: “Our friends at Clarke Willmott have been a fantastic support to the society for the past six years. Not only have they championed awareness of encephalitis through campaigns such as World Encephalitis Day, they have become a listening and expert ear for our community who may need their legal advice. We are very grateful to work alongside them to build a world where encephalitis matters to everyone.”

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain caused by an infection or a problem with the immune system. There are around 6,000 cases of encephalitis each year in the UK.

Clarke Willmott’s medical negligence team are specialists in this area and support patients and their families where it can be shown medical treatment has been unacceptable. To get in touch with the team, please request a consultation.


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