Details of 66 children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy seen over a 20 year period are presented, with comparisons between right and left hemiplegia. There were slightly more right hemiplegics than left hemiplegics. There were minor differences in the frequency of associated problems, but overall there were no major differences between right and left hemiplegics. It is likely that this is due to the greater plasticity of the immature brain. The results of this study are compared with earlier studies of hemiplegic cerebral palsy.