Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Children and personal injury claims

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Unfortunately children are frequently involved in accidents that can result in personal injury claims needing to be brought. They will need an adult to bring the claim on their behalf and they are known as a litigation friend. It is typically a mother or father who takes on this role.

The litigation friend will be responsible for dealing with the claim on behalf of the injured child. They will deal with the Solicitor and take the child to any medical appointments.

Before the case can settle the litigation friend has to agree the settlement. A Barristers advice has to then be obtained advising on whether or not the agreed level of damages is a reasonable settlement. Then finally the Court must approve the settlement at a hearing. The hearing is usually very informal and usually only takes around 30 minutes, the child and the litigation friend will both need to be present.

Once the settlement has been approved then the damages will be paid into Court where it will be invested on behalf of the child until they turn 18. When they turn 18 it will be paid out to them.

Please contact Kiteleys Solicitors on 01425 278866 or email office@kiteleys.co.uk to discuss this in more detail.

  • Richard Mildren

    Richard Mildren
    Director

  • Amanda Loe

    Amanda Loe
    Associate Solicitor

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Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.