C - Road Traffic Accident

C was involved in a road traffic accident in 2003 and suffered a severe brain injury which resulted in a substantial period in hospital and then rehabilitation. 

C’s personal injury litigation settled in 2007 and he was awarded a significant lump sum. C’s brain injury meant that he was not capable of managing those funds and a Hyphen Lawyer was appointed as his Deputy for property and affairs. 

C does appears to be very capable in that he accesses his local community but his brain injury presents him with many challenges.  C lacks awareness of his impairments, he is unable to weigh up information and make informed decisions, he doesn’t cope well with rules and regulations and that sometimes means that he places himself and others at risk. C is very impulsive and although he is not always understanding or accepting of the need for support he consistently struggles to manage a small weekly budget and regularly makes inappropriate financial requests.  As a result C can become extremely frustrated and alcohol and drugs have been a problem for him.

The Deputy has purchased properties on behalf of C , ensured that his funds are wisely invested following professional advice and ensures that he receives all the benefits to which he is entitled. 

The Hyphen Law team work closely with C’s case manager, support workers and professional team to ensure C’s interests are met in the best possible way. The team regularly support C and encourage him to take personal responsibility for some aspects of his affairs when circumstances mean it is safe to do so.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • If Deputyship is not your specialism it can be challenging as well as time consuming and difficult to deliver a service that is in the client's best interests. Hyphen Law can help.

    AB James, Bristol

  • Christine provided sensible, realistic and measured advice in a calm and authoritative manner. Her assistance in relation to recovering Court of Protection Deputy costs within the settlement terms reached was critical ensuring my client's future affairs will be properly and professionally managed. I cannot praise her sufficiently.

    Mark Pierce, Boyce Hatton

  • I have been supported by the lawyers at Hyphen Law for more than ten years. During this time I have been amazed at the lengths they have gone to to ensure that my son's health and financial well being was paramount. During the purchase of a house for my son and its subsequent adaptation and-modernisation, Hyphen Law have set a very high bar.

    Graham Fulcher

  • The fact that Hyphen Law are specialists in Deputyship was a huge help...apart from the financial help Paul has got the care he needs. They are a great support to me. It makes my life much easier knowing there is someone on the end of the phone who understands and cares.

    Hyphen law client

  • I have found the deputyship services at Hyphen Law to be of a high standard . Any queries are addressed in a timely manner and the solicitors that I work with are very approachable and client centred .They appear to have a good understanding of the issues being faced by the clients and are willing to work with me as the case manager to address them.

    Janet Cook, Case Manager/Occupational Therapist

  • The support that my son has received from Hyphen Law has been fantastic. At a time when there are so many things for us to think about, it's really reassuring to know that my son's property and financial affairs are being managed by diligent professionals who provide a very personal service

    Anonymous

  • Following my work with Hyphen Law in recent years. I am always impressed with their dedication to their clients. I feel they provide a knowledgable and professional service yet are always personable and considerate to their clients needs.

    Jonathan Blake, Neuro Rehab Assist Service Manager, Krysalis Consultancy

  • Our case managers have worked with Hyphen Law for a number of years. Their approachable manner and expertise means that we can work together in the best interests of the client

    A Case Management Company

  • My deputyship has provided me with help guidance when needed and my affairs have been administered very professionally and courteously at all times.

    Miss A D