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Ms Jane Bennett

Court of Protection Deputy
Claimants and DefendantsRemote AppointmentsDesktop Reports18+ Patients

Medico-Legal Experience

Jane Bennett is a Court of Protection Deputy and Expert Witness who is instructed on cases of personal injury claims for both Claimants and Defendants.

Jane specialises in helping vulnerable clients who have experienced catastrophic injuries, assisting with some of the most disabled and importuned members of society.

Jane has experience in cases associated with:

Deputyship cases relating to:

  • Financial and care/welfare matters
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable clients
  • Specialised legal services for catastrophically injured elderly/vulnerable clients
  • Professional trustee in trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Costs associated in running professional deputyships
  • Power of Attorney
  • Community care law
  • Advice on contested matters

Expert Witness cases relating to:

  • Catastrophic injury
  • Clinical Negligence litigation claims

Jane is a member of the Public Guardian’s National Panel of Deputies, and also handles Court of Protection applications regarding best interests, care, welfare, and safeguarding matters.  She is instructed as deputy for finances in catastrophic brain injury cases and as a professional trustee in spinal injury cases. She is also instructed to act as a Deputy by Local Authorities in large value, complex cases, and is regularly instructed to assist in resolving disputes between family members and the Local Authority.

Jane also acts as a Personal Welfare Deputy and a Professional Attorney regarding health and financial matters.

Furthermore, she is an Expert Witness in high value, catastrophic injury cases and prepares professional deputyship costings, health and welfare, and professional trustee costing reports for the High Court on the instructions of leading Claimant and Defendant law firms.  Ms Bennett also advises on community and social care law and their impact on mental capacity, safeguarding and Local Authority/NHS funding matters.

Jane’s appointment availability is around 2-4 weeks and has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks. 

Clinical Experience

Jane has been a Qualified Court of Protection Deputy for over 20 years. For 16 years, Jane has been specialising in vulnerable client work and is fully accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly. She now acts as a professional deputy (sitting on the National Panel of Professional Deputies) for more than 185 vulnerable clients, including 35 panel deputyships, and with several other appointments pending.

Jane’s professional memberships also include: Action for Elder Abuse, Brain Injury Social Work Group, Headway and Spinal Injuries Association, and Affiliate of STEP.

In a number of cases, Jane also acts as a professional trustee for individuals with spinal cord and/or cerebral palsy related injuries.

Jane regularly writes articles in legal publications regarding Court of Protection and Deputyship issues.  She gives talks in professional circles in regard to Court of Protection and community law matters as well as areas surrounding elderly clients and actively contributes to academic research regarding developments of the law in terms of regarding mental capacity.

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