The Brain Injury Group is led by a board of directors and team who bring together a variety of experience from the financial, legal and charitable sectors.

Operations Director

Sally Dunscombe - Operations Director

Sally developed the initial idea for the Brain Injury Group along with Francis Lacy-Scott of asb aspire LLP. Sally brings a wealth of operational management and strategic guidance from a career spanning 30 years to the network.

She looks after the day to day management of the Group. She is also the Operations Director for Annecto Legal, a firm that specialises in commercial litigation funding, offering free advice to individuals and businesses seeking to minimise both the costs and financial risks of taking legal action.

Sally can be contacted by telephone on 07774 205870

Director and Business Development Manager

Mark Beaumont - Director and Business Development Manager

Mark played an integral role in establishing the membership of the Brain Injury Group when it launched in 2011. He became a director of the Group in 2013, and enjoys driving the new approach and strategy at such a key time for the sector.

Prior to this, he developed a career in account management and business development, most recently at Just Cost Solicitors. As Client Services Manager, Mark had a focus on seminars and training, and raising awareness of alternative funding options. He also worked closely with ATE legal expenses insurers, commercial litigation funders and other businesses that support the legal services sector. Mark is also a co-founder of Annecto Legal.

Mark can be contacted by telephone on 07730 217 643.

Francis Lacy-Scott - Non-Executive Director

Francis is a specialist brain injury solicitor, who leads the brain injury team at asb Aspire LLP where he is a longstanding partner. He is also Chair of Headway Hurstwood Park and a founder and current chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum – a collection of professionals, medics and carers involved in the field of ABI, and the first-established ABIF in the UK. Francis co-founded the Brain Injury Group with Sally in 2011 and continues to play a key role in planning the specialist training provided by the Brain Injury Group.

Francis can be contacted by telephone on 01293 603686.

Health Sector Manager

Alison Bartholomew - Health Sector Manager

Alison is a highly experience claims and risk management professional. During her 13 year tenure as Risk Management Director at the NHS Litigation Authority she was responsible for all aspects of a comprehensive programme of risk management standards, assessments and education for the NHS in England which aimed to contribute to improvements in the safety of patients and staff.

Often called on to write and speak on the subject of claims and managing risks, Alison is currently one of the Course Directors for the Anatomy of Clinical Negligence Claims course offered by Baby Lifeline Training, a not-for-profit social enterprise company that provides specialist training for maternity professionals to further the aims of Baby Lifeline, a national charity supporting the care of pregnant women and new born babies.

Alison’s primary role within the Group is to build effective links with healthcare professionals.

Alison can be contacted on 01737 852213 or by email at

Christine Hamilton - Marketing Manager

Christine brings a wealth of marketing and communications experience gathered during a career encompassing both financial and professional services.

Christine worked for one of our founding members, asb law, for nine years and was involved in running a high-profile conference in 2013 targeting clinical staff on the broad implications of traumatic brain injury.

Christine can be contacted on 01737 852203 or by email at

Julie McCarthy - Executive Assistant

Julie looks after day to day enquiries and manages all accounts and invoices. She also manages our training events and our directory of services.

Julie can be contacted on 07740 283 080 or at