Our team of Court of Protection experts are regularly instructed by litigation lawyers, to provide support in the context of complex and high-value personal injury and medical negligence claims.
We are routinely instructed to prepare Expert Witness reports in proceedings to help analyse and forecast the future Deputyship input that might be required for an incapacitated client. We are also able to advise on whether professional input will be required, or whether lay support will be more appropriate.
It is imperative to have solid expert evidence on future input, as this will directly impact on the total value of an individual’s claim. We provided tailored Expert Witness reports that could add significant capital value to an individual claim, often in excess of several hundred thousands of pounds, ensuring that an injured client optimises their future losses and has sufficient funding to meet their future care and support needs.
Informal Statements in Proceedings
We are also able to provide informal statements or opinions, where Expert Witness reports are not required, and we have significant experience of working with litigators whilst claims are on-going. This includes interim-fund management and supporting litigators with requests for interim payment funding, by preparing statements to the High Court, in the most complex of cases.
International and Faith Focused Expert Witness Reporting
We have significant experience in providing Expert Witness reports for cross-jurisdictional and faith-focused clients.
We are sensitive to cultural and religious factors that might impact on future Deputyship costs. and have to date, had experience in providing statements for clients in China, Kuwait, Switzerland, Poland, France, Italy and Jersey, amongst others.
We have also worked with families observing various faiths with strict adherence, including Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths, amongst others. We have experience in working closely with families to help navigate the natural influence of any specific cultural or religious factors, that might have an impact on future professional input, and so we are well placed to provide expert evidence to support recoverability.
Our services include:
- Providing Claimant Expert Witness reports on future Deputyship costs for UK based clients;
- Providing Claimant Expert Witness reports for cross-jurisdictional and faith-focused clients;
- Providing informal statements or opinions on future Deputyship input, including cases of fluctuating mental capacity;
- Advice on whether lay or professional input may be required;
- Attendance at joint Expert conferences and discussions;
- Preparation of joint Expert Reports;
- Attendance at Court to give evidence in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules.
Our team understands the importance of having solid expert evidence or advice, that portrays the needs and challenges of an individual client, as this is vital to ensuring that any compensation received, will be sufficient to provide for an individual, for the rest of their life.
Those who use our Litigation Support and Expert Witness services benefit from access to the wealth of insight and knowledge our highly experienced team have from dealing with a range of complex professional Deputyship matters and working closely with litigators on a daily basis.