Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
A not-for-profit organisation representing injured people

The child claimant and fatal accident litigation

The child claimant and fatal accident litigation
All levels - 1 hour

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

This webinar looks at the problems and issues faced by a child who has suffered the loss of parents or carers.  It looks at the position when children are the sole claimants, have a dependency claim as part of a family and potential claims by the “adult child”.

  • The limitation period for children in fatal cases
  • Bringing an action on behalf of a child in a fatal case
  • When the child is the only dependant. How does the court approach damages?
  • When the child has to move household – the complex legal issues
  • How are damages assessed if the dead parent provided poor care?
  • What is the position when there are “two families”?
  • “Does the adult child” have a claim?
  • Apportionment of damages and child claimants

The webinar will include an outline of the relevant case law and legal principles.


1 person - member/accredited firm: £70 + VAT
1 person - non-member: £90 + VAT
Small office (2 - 6 people): £110 + VAT
Large office (7 people or more): £165 + VAT
Whole organisation (All staff at all offices): £330 + VAT


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15 Jun 2022

On-demand recording
From 15 Jun 2022 to 15 Dec 2022