Sunday, 7 October 2012
Imagine someone knocks you over the head...
The moral of the story - unless you can avoid it, don't use solicitors to appeal a CICA award unless they are prepared to do it pro bono or on a very low fixed fee or percentage. Their fees will come out of the compensation.
Take out an Enduring Power of Attorney before you fall ill or appoint a family member as a Deputy (the Public Guardian or a Barrister instructed by the Bar Pro Bono Unit can help them). Free Tribunal representation can be obtained from the Free Representation Unit.