Irwin Mitchell Supports National Encephalitis Charity

The Encephalitis Society Celebrates Its 21st Year


National law firm Irwin Mitchell are showing their support to The Encephalitis Society as they embark on their 21st anniversary celebrations this summer.

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain which is caused by either an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain. 16 people are diagnosed with Encephalitis every day in the UK.

The charity is holding 21 Roadshows around the UK to celebrate their landmark birthday and also to raise awareness about the condition to local communities across the country. Irwin Mitchell are sponsoring eight of the roadshows including: Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Cambridge, Birmingham and Bristol.

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“We are proud to support The Encephalitis Society to help them celebrate their 21st year.

"Over the years we have represented many clients who have suffered Encephalitis and seen the devastating impact the condition can have on not only their lives but also their families and loved ones.

“The Encephalitis Society is a wonderful organisation which through its work raises awareness, educates and supports those who have been affected by Encephalitis and their families. We are pleased to be able to show our support in any way we can and help the charity achieve its goals to raise awareness about this life changing condition.”
Katie Warner, Solicitor

Dr Ava Easton, chief executive of The Encephalitis Society, said: “We are pleased to have the help and support of Irwin Mitchell for our 21st birthday celebrations this year.

“Most people have not heard of Encephalitis unless it has happened to them or a loved one and we are determined to change that.

“Encephalitis is a thief – robbing families of their loved ones or, if they survive, the person they once knew.

“It steals memories, personalities, and abilities we take for granted: concentration, attention, thinking, judgement, inhibition.

“For many of our members there are additional challenges such as epilepsy and levels of fatigue so great that returning to a normal working life can be difficult.”

For more information about The Encephalitis Society and their upcoming roadshows, please visit and follow The Society on Facebook and Twitter @encephalitis #showyouknow.