Back Up is a charity helping victims of spinal cord injuries and their families get their lives back on track. Mike Nemesvary co-founded the trust in 1986 following his own life-changing injury. Back Up provides wheelchair skills training, mentoring, and support for families to over a thousand people every year.
As a leading player in the personal injury space, and neighbours in Wandsworth, Russell-Cooke has a long history with Back Up both advising clients with life-changing injuries and supporting its charity work for the past decade, including sponsoring the annual Front Row fashion show, loaning our conference rooms for team meetings and some pro bono property work.
The relationship started when partner Janice Gardner represented former longstanding trustee, Chair of fundraising committee and Vice-Chair of Board David Fraser after he suffered a SCI injury after being involved in a road traffic collision whilst riding his motorcycle to work.
Janice Gardner says: “Our relationship with Back Up goes back many years. We have a strong commitment to the charity and to its aim of giving the best possible life to those affected by spinal cord injury and creating a supportive community around them. Getting a place on their legal panel is a reflection of the spinal injury cases we take on; these are often life-changing injuries. With these challenging cases we fight for compensation to enable clients to live the fullest life possible in all the circumstances so they are able to see a way to get ‘Back Up’ and look forward to a positive future. We will continue to do so for all those who come to us via Back Up.”
The appointment is effective from 1 October 2022.