Assisting negotiations in a damages case for an injured child

Sophie prepared advice in respect of a child claimant involved in an accident at school. The claim brought was one of negligence, and centred on the school’s failure to prevent access to play equipment during poor weather. The child had sustained serious ankle injuries with on-going symptoms some months after the accident.

The balanced advice prepared by Sophie was relied upon by both the claimant and defendant during settlement negotiations, and assisted the parties in reaching an agreement in respect of damages. Sophie attended the settlement hearing and ensured that the Court approved the figure agreed on by both parties.