Complex statutory Will and ancillary applications for brain injured father

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Complex statutory Will and ancillary applications for brain injured father

On occasions we encounter tragic situations which require a deftness of touch to manage.

asb law has particular experience of dealing with complex personal injury claims, and in advising the victims of accidents and their families on how best to secure their futures.

For example, we advised the family of a City executive, a parent of young children, who had suffered a significant brain injury.

Whilst the catastrophic injury claim was proceeding we reviewed the need for a Personal Injury Trust at an early stage to protect any compensation payment received, and on the potential terms of a statutory Will covering inheritance tax issues and making adequate provisions for the young family unit and wider relatives, due to the inadequacy of the intestacy rules that apply where there is no Will.

We conducted negotiations between the family and the Official Solicitor on behalf of the injured person, and had a deputy appointed.  We also settled the statutory Will with the deputy (who also acted as litigation friend for the minor child).

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Published: 3 Nov 2011


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