Our previous research, the CLARiTY Project and the Everyday Decisions research found that there is significant unmet legal need for accessible information about common legal topics. Research by the Legal Services Board has also demonstrated that while everyone accessing legal services is potentially vulnerable, learning disability and low literacy can increase the risks of vulnerability when accessing accessing legal services.
This research project, funded by the University of Birmingham, will bring together a group of people with learning disabilities and legal professionals to identify priority areas for accessible legal information and to co-produce resources.
We are looking for disabled people and legal professionals to take part in this project.
The research is led by Professor Rosie Harding (University of Birmingham), and the research team includes Dr Amanda Keeling (University of Leeds) and Dhanishka Seneviratne (University of Birmingham). Our project partners are Sophie O’Connell (Wilsons Solicitors), Philipa Bragman (Consultant Disability Facilitator), and People First Ltd.
If you are interested in taking part, you can find out more by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by leaving a message by phone at: 0121 414 4960 with your name, phone number and email address, or by completing this form: