—(1) Where in any proceedings —
money is recovered by or on behalf of, or adjudged or ordered or agreed to be paid to, or for the benefit of, a person under disability; or
money paid into Court is accepted by or on behalf of a plaintiff who is a person under disability,
the money shall be dealt with in accordance with directions given by the Court.
(2) Directions given under this Rule may provide that the money shall, as to the whole or any part thereof, be paid into Court and invested or otherwise dealt with.
(3) Without prejudice to paragraphs (1) and (2), directions given under this Rule may include any general or special directions that the Court thinks fit to give and, in particular, directions as to how the money is to be applied or dealt with and as to any payment to be made, either directly or out of the amount paid into Court, to the plaintiff, or to the litigation representative3 in respect of moneys paid or expenses incurred for or on behalf or for the benefit of the person under disability or for his maintenance or otherwise for his benefit or to the plaintiff’s solicitor in respect of costs.
(4) Where in pursuance of directions given under this Rule money is paid into Court to be invested or otherwise dealt with, the money (including any interest thereon) shall not be paid out, nor shall any securities in which the money is invested, or the dividends thereon, be sold, transferred or paid out of Court, except in accordance with an order of the Court.
(5) Paragraphs (1) to (4) shall apply in relation to a counterclaim by or on behalf of a person under disability, and a claim made by or on behalf of such a person in an action by any other person for relief under Order 70, Rule 36, as if for references to a plaintiff there were substituted references to a defendant.
[S 637/2006 wef 01/01/2007]