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Information about our Court of Protection team for Personal Injury solicitors

As a leading clinical negligence and Personal Injury firm, Hodge Jones & Allen have settled many maximum severity claims for clients.

We have a dedicated team specialising in deputyship and trusts for people who have recovered substantial damages awards.

Our court of Protection team has specialist experience of finance deputyship work combined with knowledge of PI litigation.

Philippa Barton has specialised in finance deputyship work for over 10 years. She acts as professional deputy and trustee for a wide range of clients. She has published articles in PI Focus dealing with issues which affect PI solicitors acting for vulnerable clients and clients on benefits. She analyses reported Court of Protection cases for LexisNexis and acts as expert witness in PI claims giving evidence on the likely future deputyship costs.

Further information on:

Professional deputyship

PI Trusts and acting for clients on means tested benefits

Expert witness evidence

Assessing capacity

General advice

There are a number of other areas where we may be able to assist:

  • Obtaining a grant of probate in a fatal injuries case;
  • Advising on Peters undertakings
  • Advising on Trust deeds required by the CICA
  • Setting up statutory wills
  • Advising on the effect of damages award on benefits
  • Setting up powers of attorney
  • Drafting wills and advising on inheritance tax.

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