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Protective Trust Set Up for Client who Suffered Brain Injury in Road Accident

11 December 2012

Our client suffered a brain injury in a road traffic accident. She was 20 years old at the time and had diminished capabilities following the accident. 

However, our client was not sufficiently injured to require another person to be appointed as her Court Deputy as she was deemed to have sufficient mental capacity to handle her own financial affairs.

Our client’s parents were concerned that their daughter would require some assistance for the remainder of her life and were able to persuade her to establish a Protective Trust to assist with the ongoing management and distribution of her award.

Slater and Gordon Lawyers were instructed to review her personal circumstances, finances and future requirements. Our expert Inheritance & Welfare Lawyers were able to construct an appropriate lifetime strategy to ensure that our client’s needs and requirements were met on an ongoing basis.

We utilised our extensive contacts to set up a protective network around the client and her family and ensured that there was a regular review and assessment of her position each year.

We were then approached by her parents who became clients instructing Slater and Gordon Lawyers to implement sophisticated Wills which incorporated similar Protective Trusts. This would ensure that on their deaths, their daughter would have her inheritance well protected.