Hugh Jones, Elizabeth Hughes and Carol McBride all receive instructions from other solicitors' practices to provide expert witness statements.
Either as Directors of the Hugh Jones Trust Corporation Limited or Hugh Jones in his personal capacity acts as professional deputy for over 200 clients, supported by a multidisciplinary team of legal and financial experts. Hugh is appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian's Panel of External Deputies and is a member of the Court of Protection Court Users Group.
The Directors are instructed as an expert witness for both Claimants and Defendants in claims where significant damages awards are involved. Court of Protection costs can form a significant part of the litigation claim and therefore it is important that they are valued properly.
They currently receives instructions from over 30 different firms nationally and in addition to providing written statements, sometimes on an urgent basis, the Directors advise in conference with counsel and appear as an expert witness at trial.