Medical negligence can cause lifelong emotional, practical and financial implications. It’s often a time that forces individuals to re-evaluate their lifestyle and future plans.

Whilst a financial settlement can help provide financial security, it also presents challenges too.

Our client Helen had received a significant financial settlement following medical negligence that had left her unable to work. It was, naturally, a time of emotional stress and confusion. Helen needed time to evaluate her goals and lifestyle wishes going forward.

The financial settlement, which is designed to provide for the long-term needs of the injured party, was paid as a lump sum. Any lump sum is considered a final payment and the ability of the injured party to generate additional funds through work is often nil. As a result, it was crucial that the settlement was used to provide a stable income that could support Helen for the rest of her life. Where a Deputy of Court is involved, we have a higher duty of care to ensure that the needs of the injured party are met as fully as possible.

Throughout the process, we worked very closely with professional Deputies of the Court of Protection to put in place suitable strategies to help manage the financial settlement. We also reviewed her longer-term needs and cost projections to provide a full cashflow analysis. We monitor her situation on an ongoing basis, and also provide assistance with Court reporting.

This collaborative approach means that Helen and her family have much-needed peace of mind regarding her long-term financial security.

What our clients say

This company has provided me with expert financial advice and support. Without them, I wouldn't enjoy the happy retirement I am now experiencing. I may also say that the whole process has been - dare I say it – fun!

Mandy, Cannes

A client since 2005

We have been extremely satisfied with the advice we have received from Higgins Fairbairn and would thoroughly recommend them.

Steve, Ascot

A client since 2006

A very sound business who knows what they are talking about and deliver advice succinctly with knowledge.

Dr A., Pinner

A client since 2003

Higgins Fairbairn really takes the time to understand our financial goals, put together a clear strategy while anticipating future requirements and reliably look after the whole process. All this in a knowledgeable and friendly manner.

Nikki, High Wycombe

A client since 2012

Gp has been very helpful in reviewing our finances and making great recommendations on investments and other financial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Mrs D, St Albans

A client since 2015

Higgins Fairbairn have been providing a quality service to me for many years. In all those years, I’ve never felt or needed to look elsewhere.

Robert, Stourbridge

A client since 2006

We have been with Higgins Fairbairn for over 30 years, during which our lives and circumstances have required professional financial advice which took account of our particular needs and wishes. This was always provided in a friendly, supportive and empathetic manner, which we have much appreciated and come to depend on. It has been a great benefit to have a company like Higgins Fairbairn, who are accessible and reliable, to look after many vital aspects of our affairs.

Mrs and Mrs F, London

Clients since 2006

My wife had very complicated pension arrangements which were sorted out with doggedness, patience and skill.

Arthur, London

A client since 2007

Decisions about retiring early were made easier after consultation with Mr Mantini. He answered all questions in a straightforward manner and inspired confidence in his knowledge of options available to me.

Ms A, London

A client since 2015

As a retired person, I appreciate the advice Higgins Fairbairn give me which fills me with confidence for the future and leaves me relaxed about my financial affairs.

Mr P, Barnet

A client since 2007

Higgins Fairbairn offers a personal and informed service to its clients in an environment of confidentiality and tailoring to the needs of the individual. Staff know their brief and execute it well.

Jane, London

A client since 2010

We have always found that Gp and his team have given us an excellent service and have gone to great lengths to understand our personal circumstances and needs.

Mr O, London

A client since 2008

Over the last 25 years, the Higgins Fairbairn team have always been there for me. They are outstanding in their knowledge and helpfulness.

Sue, London

A client since 2005