Stephen Killalea QC and Stephen Cottrell secure £7.99M for claimant with complex brain injury

Mr Justice Nicol this week approved a compromise agreement of £7,995,000 for a young claimant (LXP) who had been run down by the Defendant when he was 13 years old. LXP suffered a catastrophic brain injury.  He became impulsive, unable to concentrate and needed full time professional care and accommodation as well as a range of therapies.  In addition, he would never be fit to work and he lacked capacity.

A complicating factor was that LXP had decided that he wished to identify as female following the accident and the compromise provided for the cost of the involvement of the Court of Protection on difficult issues around gender.

The total agreed damages were £12.3M, reduced to £7,995,000 to take account of an agreement on liability of 65% in the Claimant’s favour.

Stephen Killalea QC and Stephen Cottrell were instructed by Ben Priestley of Serious Law LLP

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