Falklands Veteran Simon Weston To Speak At Irwin Mitchell Seminar

Leeds Law Firm Hosts Seminar On Psychological Impact Of Scarring


Leeds law firm Irwin Mitchell are delighted to confirm that Falklands Veteran Simon Weston OBE will be speaking about his extensive injuries and sharing his personal experiences in a seminar on the psychological impact of scarring held by the law firm in the city.

Simon suffered 46 percent burns to his body whilst he was serving in the Falklands War in June 1982, he boarded the RFA Sir Galahad with other members of his regiment which was then set of fire. He went on to have over 70 major operations and procedures and suffered psychological trauma. However, he was one of the lucky ones; he survived and is here to tell his story today.

He will be accompanied by Dr Koseen Ford, a psychology and neuropsychology consultant, who will be sharing advice and support on the psychological impact of scarring.

The seminar is open to all and will be held at Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office on Tuesday 4 March from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Tracey Ager, an aesthetic therapist, will also be sharing her 25 years of experience and discussing aesthetic procedures such as cosmetic procedures and medical tattooing.

Expert Opinion
We are delighted to welcome Simon Weston, Dr Kossen Ford and Tracey Ager to our seminar. Simon’s story is inspiring and he is able to offer advice through his experiences and help other victims to overcome their fears and on the road to recovery.

“We hope that through these seminars we are able to inspire, motivate and offer support to people who have suffered from severe burns or scarring. We see through our work that often their confidence and self esteem is severely damaged from the injuries and it is important that they know that there is professional help and support available to help them through difficult times.”
Jane Wright, Partner

Following his injuries, Simon's road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in a number of highly successful ventures including 'The Weston Spirit', a Liverpool-based young people's charity. His charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours. He was also awarded the Freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2002 in recognition of his bravery and his charity work in the region.

For more information or to attend the seminar please contact Patrick Worthington by emailing Patrick.worthington@irwinmitchell.com.