Find a Court of Protection panel member with expert witness statements (costs) expertise
If a person lacks capacity as a result of an acquired or traumatic brain injury, Deputies will be appointed by the Court of Protection.
The professional fees and disbursements that will be associated with the Deputyship can be significant and should be considered as a Head of Claim as part of a personal injury or clinical negligence claim.
Our specialists have the experience to prepare expert witness statements on the likely future costs that will arise from the appointment of a Professional Deputy. Expert witness statements will provide a detailed breakdown of anticipated costs for both pre and post settlement which also take into account:
- the cost of one off projects such as a house purchase or adaptation project
- provision for one-off applications to the Court of Protection
- a contingency fund to cover unforeseen situations