Abuse Compensation Claims - The Essential Guide
Abuse stories are never out of the media eye. The recent Supreme Court decision in Armes v Notts CC has now opened up local authority liability for claims involving foster carers.
This introductory level course is aimed at both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and offers a comprehensive overview of abuse compensation claims.
By attending this course you will learn what type of claim is likely to succeed, how compensation can be maximised and what types of claims are likely in the modern safeguarding era.
What You Will Learn
This course will cover the following:
- A brief introduction to the history of abuse compensation claims
- How to navigate around the statutory framework for child and vulnerable adult safeguarding both now and in the past
- How to identify a cause of action
- How to tackle causation and damage
- Limitation - which cases are likely to get past the limitation rules?
- How to obtain and prepare evidence, and choose and instruct experts
- Handling a trial
- Particular types of Defendants and how to sue them
- How to enforce judgments against individuals
- How to set up funding - legal aid, conditional and contingency fee agreements and insurance
- The statutory complaints system - how it works for abuse compensation claims
- Drafting points including Letters of Claim, Applications for Anonymity and Schedules and Counter Schedules of Loss
9:30am - 5:15pm
9:30am - 5:15pm
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