For the majority of people the journey through encephalitis, from diagnosis to accessing services for their recovery, is smooth, complicated only by the unique difficulties inherent to this illness.

However, for a few people there may be a struggle to get an accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, support for recovery, educational support and protection for vulnerable relatives.

Our Neuro-Legal Handbook aims to provide clear guidance on some legal matters which may arise after your illness with encephalitis.

It focuses on various legal topics such as:

  • Clinical negligence
  • Special educational needs
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Court of protection
  • Lasting power of attorney and wills
  • Inquests
  • NHS continuing healthcare 
  • Welfare benefits

The handbook also gives guidance on how to build a successful relationship with your solicitor.

Our handbook is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants information and advice and has been put together in collaboration with our partners at Access Legal, Bolt Burdon Kemp, Clarke Wilmott, Irwin Mitchell, Leigh Day and Moore Barlow.

An online version of the Neuro-Legal Handbook can be downloaded as an iBook Neuro-Legal Handbook

Hard copies and PDF versions are available from our Legal Advice section.