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When your child receives compensation for cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence, knowing what to do with that compensation can be difficult. Our team are here to help ensure you can manage the compensation effectively and in the knowledge that your child’s needs can be met now and in the future.
There are two processes that can be considered to manage the compensation and they depend on whether your child will have capacity at the age of 18 or not:
- If your child retains mental capacity but remains vulnerable then we can help you create a personal injury trust to hold and manage the compensation.
- If your child does not have capacity to manage the award then an application can be made to the Court of Protection (the “Court”) to appoint a deputy to make financial decisions in your child’s best interests.
If the answer regarding mental capacity is not clear then under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 capacity is presumed unless proven otherwise, i.e. money is placed into a Personal Injury Trust and transferred to a Deputyship later if need be.
Dealing with these issues can be confusing and emotionally challenging, so our team of legal experts take an empathetic and practical approach and will answer all of your questions in plain English, giving you the confidence that you are making the right decisions.
They have a great deal of knowledge and expertise, and client care seems to be their top priority.
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