We act for a child, L, who came to the UK from the Middle East to have an operation to cure a heart defect. The operation was mismanaged and she suffered serious physical and mental injuries. L's clinical negligence claim was settled for over £2.5 million.
Russell-Cooke Trust Company were appointed as L's Deputy to assist her and her family in managing the substantial amount awarded to L and ensure that the funds were used in her best interests.
We were recently involved in an urgent application for a large lifetime gift for the client's father, which involved liaising with both the Official Solicitor and L's family at home. The purpose of the gift was to settle debts incurred by L's father during the litigation. The application was made on an emergency basis due to the family's difficult circumstances and approved by the Court. Evidence had to be obtained from the Middle East to evidence the family's need and the negative impact this was having on L.