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Introduction

Whether an interim payment or final settlement of a claim, your client needs to be advised how the payment should be managed. Failure to place a settlement into an appropriate trust or jurisdiction could have an impact on your client's entitlement to means tested benefits and local authority funded care.

  • Your client is a child - what happens next?
  • Do you know when and how to arrange a Court of Protection Application?
  • Do all clients receiving damages need to be advised about personal injury trusts?

This course is designed to give both personal injury and private client practitioners the knowledge required to advise their client at these crucial stages.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • The benefits of personal injury trusts for your clients
  • Whether all clients receiving damages need to be advised about personal injury trusts
  • The most common types of personal injury trusts and how these operate
  • When and how to arrange a Court of Protection application in respect of your client
  • What happens if the client is a child?
  • Ongoing management of personal injury trusts or deputyships for people who lack capacity
  • An examination of the case of SM v HM which set personal injury trusts against the Court of Protection as a means of managing a protected party's funds