Trustees

Dr Clive Langman has worked in vocational rehabilitation since the 1970s in the DWP, health and private sectors, as well as having voluntary commitments. He has also undertaken research into disability and return to work, particularly with regards to pain management and acquired brain injury. Clive is a visiting lecturer at Salford University and a lay member of the Employment Tribunals Service.

When BASIC started a vocational rehabilitation service in 2005 he was invited to undertake staff training and has kept in touch ever since.

He enjoys helping to enable BASIC to provide community-based rehabilitation services for a population that needs support that is simply unavailable elsewhere.

Martin is a Solicitor and managing partner for Ralli.

He is a member of the association of personal injury lawyers and the American Association for Justice. Martin has co-authored a book published by Manchester University Press called "Living with Head Injury". He regularly lectures on the Manchester Law Society Personal Injury Diploma Course, which is supported by the Metropolitan University of Manchester. He has also lectured to the Bar and other firms of solicitors on personal injury litigation.

Martin has been a trustee at BASIC for nearly 10 years and is committed to the work of the charity in helping rebuild lives following acquired brain injury.

Nicola is a chartered clinical psychologist and worked in the NHS for 25 years. She joined the stroke team at Salford Royal Hospital in 1996. She contributed to the Royal College of Physician's National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke (2012) and was the British Psychological Society's rep on the UK Stroke Forum.

She is also the treasurer for the organisation for psychological research in Stroke and wrote: "The Hidden side of Stroke" training programme, which is currently being rolled out as part of nurse training nationally.

Nicola passionately believes in long-term support for people with brain injury and was delighted to be asked to become a trustee with BASIC. Nicola offers sessions for BASIC clients.

Dianne Yates is a personal injury solicitor who specialises in veteran and Partner at the firm of Hilary Meredith Solicitors.

Dianne has been involved in fighting for the rights of the victims of injury for over 25 years, a passionate and effective advocate she specialises in helping adults and children who have suffered catastrophic and life changing injury, particularly brain, spinal and complex poly-trauma injury, including amputation.

To find out more about Dianne please click here https://hmsolicitors.co.uk/who-we-are/our-team/dianne-yates/