The family of those lacking mental capacity
Our core business is helping the vulnerable. In practice this often means helping the family of the vulnerable protect their loved ones best interests.
We can help if you have a loved one who has:
Had a serious brain injury or illness
Severe learning disabilities
The injured party
The injured party can be someone injured at birth; in an accident; by disease; through old age, third party negligence or by criminal assault.
We also provide a full range of services for the elderly client:
The lay deputy
The lay deputy is someone who has not been appointed as an independent professional, but usually as a family member or as a party who is in some way associated with or in close alliance with the patient. The lay deputy would not charge for his or her services but would be entitled to be reimbursed for reasonable expenditure.
The lay trustee
The lay trustee is someone who, similar to the lay deputy, is acting as a close family member or in close alliance with the injured party and who requires legal advice as they are not a professional with legal skills or experience.
Claimants and defendants in personal injury cases
Both the claimant and defendants in high value claims will be litigating solicitors, on opposite sides in the given case.
Claimants and defendants in clinical negligence cases
The claimant in clinical negligence cases will be the claimant litigator solicitor and the defendant will be the NHS Litigation Authority or otherwise the body governing the medical practitioner’s practice.
Criminal Injury Compensation Authority (“CICA”) claimants
The CICA claimant is a victim of a criminal assault and as such, is an injured party.
JE Bennett Law helps a number of different types of business clients, please visit our Business section for further details.
The PI Insurer will be funding the litigation action or providing compensation to the injured party.Personal injury and private client lawyers (via training)
The personal injury lawyer is an advisor who specialises in personal injury law in order to pursue or defend claims for personal injury. The private client lawyer advises on non litigation-related matters, and specialises in any or all of the following legal areas: personal and trust tax and estate planning; Wills and Probate; the law regarding the elderly or vulnerable client Read more here: Financial Services and Insurance
We support Local Authorities in relation to complex matters regarding financial and health and welfare for vulnerable service users; those lacking capacity; and/or those involving difficult family members. Read more here: working with Local Authorities
At JE Bennett Law, we currently work closely with many case managers, assisting vulnerable people all over the country. Read more here: working with case managers
I would like to thank Jane Bennett for the expert help I received from her in a delicate matter surrounding Lasting Power of Attorney and the loss of capacity of a family member. Jane was able to draw on a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience both to guide me and, when needed, to act decisively. At each stage of the process, I have felt listened to, supported and treated with the upmost professionalism and warmth, not only by Jane but by all those I encountered at Jane Bennett Law.
"Thank you for all the work you have done for me over the years"
"Sought the assistance of J E Bennett Law when seeking a Deputy Application, followed by a Second Trustee Application. The, advice service and support I received throughout was exceptionally impressive, leaving me reassured and confident that all was being done to expedite the applications and bring the matters to a timely and successful conclusion. No question or concern was too small for my solicitor Lorna who was always considerate and genuinely supportive. I would highly recommend J E Bennett Solicitors, especially Lorna. I will be looking to use their services again in the future."
'Highly professional service at a fair price. An experienced and user-friendly team'
'A very strong team ethic as the practice has developed over the last few years. Jane Bennett is a leading industry figure, with a strong business acumen built upon excellent client care. Lorna Halfpenny-Beeby is a rising star of the team'
'Jane Bennett is always prompt and deals with instructions efficiently. She is helpful and approachable. I value her professionalism and turnaround times in cases where things can be a bit last minute. Jane always delivers for us.'
'Richard is very practically involved with his clients. He is highly respected by clients and professionals alike. Richard is very approachable and is obviously highly skilled and knowledgeable'
'Lorna is infectiously passionate about promoting independence and is happy to think outside the box in ensuring her clients have access to the necessary support and rehabilitation services. Her approach is one of someone highly skilled in her field. Lorna remains professional at all times and nothing seems too much'
Jemma (Cahan) is a first-class solicitor who can be relied upon to do her very best for those she represents.