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Expert Witness Services

When a witness statement is required in support of a claim for personal injury or clinical negligence damages, our specialist Court of Protection team are available to provide a detailed statement on the following;

  • Capacity of the Protected Party
  • Whether the appointment of a professional Deputy is appropriate
  • The issue of proportionality of costs
  • The role of the Deputy and level of input required
  • Future Deputyship costs
  • Whether a Statutory Will should be put in place
  • The role of Deputy as direct employer in cases involving care teams

Expert witness statements can be provided;

  • For Claimants, detailing professional fees and Court of Protection costs that are likely to be incurred, whether a lay or professional Deputy is to be appointed
  • For Defendants, assessing the reasonableness of claims for professional fees and Court of Protection costs put forward by a Claimant
  • As a single joint expert
  • On the costs of a Personal Injury Trust and whether its use is appropriate as opposed to a Professional Deputyship

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