Access to Justice

                       

For information on dealing with the Justice system for Dyslexic individuals and those with learning difficulties more guidance can be gathered here:

Coping with Courts & Tribunals: A Guide for People with Specific Learning Differences, revised 2014, freely available from                         

www.dyslexia-malvern.co.uk/docs/justice/Coping With Courts & Tribunals.pdf

Information is included on:
  • Police custody
  • Preparations for Court / tribunal hearings,  
  • Legal aid and sources of advice,
  • Bankruptcy proceedings,                         
  • Jury service and                                        
  • Alternative approaches to resolving disputes.

Access to Justice

Here is paper on Access to Justice by Melanie Jameson, Dyslexia Consultancy Malvern

Reasonable Adjustments Guidance

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have Reasonable Adjustments Guidance, updated in 2013 to cover all Specific Learning Difficulties. 

HMCTS states that court-users should contact the court if they have a disability resulting in needs and/or adjustments.

Details of all courts and tribunals can be found here:www.gov.uk/find-court-tribunal and https://courttribunalfinder.service.gov.uk/

But the issue of reasonable adjustments should, in the first instance, be discussed with the solicitor and, once agreed, be submitted to the court in good time. This may give rise to a case management hearing in order to determine what provisions will be available on the day.