Claims involving a child—investment of damages
Claims involving a child—investment of damages

The following Personal Injury guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Claims involving a child—investment of damages
  • Court directions for investment
  • Investment documents required at the approval hearing
  • Damages awarded at trial
  • Position when claimant reaches 18

Court directions for investment

Where, in any proceedings, money is recovered on behalf of a child, the court may give directions to provide that it will be wholly or partly paid into court and invested or otherwise dealt with.

The court may direct that:

  1. the money be paid into court for investment

  2. certain sums be paid directly to the child, their litigation friend or their legal representative for the immediate benefit of the chi