Tom Young has extensive experience and expertise in managing complex deputyships, with a particular emphasis on clients who have received awards in utmost severity personal injury and clinical negligence claims. In his experience, deputyship costs evidence very often fails to do justice to the complexities and unique features of each case, with the result that Claimants risk significant under-valuation of this head of claim. Tom welcomes instructions from other solicitors to prepare expert deputyship costs evidence for use in litigation. Tom has vast experience of the evidential landscape in this area and is ideally placed to provide thorough, detailed, robust evidence that is tailored to the unique circumstances and needs of the individual and those around them. Very often, deputyship costs evidence follows a formulaic pattern that provides insufficient focus on the complexities that may arise in the most challenging cases. Conversely, the Courts are sometimes faced with evidence that is merely speculative. Tom’s approach to every case is to apply his extensive, practical knowledge of deputyship work to the facts that are specific to each matter in order to deliver high quality, rigorous, well-reasoned evidence that will assist the Court in evaluating a head of claim that is often misunderstood or misapprehended.
Tom is assisted by Sam Firth. Sam came to Court of Protection work in 2015 after 18 years acting for Claimants in personal injury cases, including extensive experience of brain injury litigation for children and adults. Sam’s Court of Protection work encompasses considerable and wide-ranging experience of Claimant and Defendant deputyship costs evidence. He brings with him a wealth of practical knowledge from both sides of the litigation fence.
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Tom Young – Head of Court of Protection
Sam Firth – Court of Protection Executive and Reports Manager
Email – Sam.Firth@psg-law.co.uk
Tel – 07508 897860