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

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

Request a hardcopy from our Support Service.

Download Pdf  Neuro-Legal Handbook 2018

Ask a Legal Question

Please complete the form via the link below to have any questions you have answered by one of our legal experts. 

Legal Enquiry Form

The Encephalitis Society works with a wide range of corporate partners. These relationships are vital to us. Every penny raised, and every service provided, goes towards our aim to improve the quality of life of all people affected directly and indirectly by encephalitis.

The Encephalitis Society may receive monies and grants (restricted and unrestricted) and gifts in kind from the corporate companies we work with. 

Medical Experts for Legal Counsel

Encephalitis Society has a Medical Expert Referral Service.

You must be a member, to access this service (professional membership can be completed free of charge)

The service involves screening and sourcing the best medical expert, who in our opinion would be most suited to supporting your needs, and includes forwarding to you their name and contact details.

The cost is: £200 plus VAT  (total £240). Please note we are unable to guarantee they will assist you.

To access this service, please contact us and mark your email Medical Expert Referral Service. Please provide your email and telephone number along with an overview of your requirements.

If you require an expert in another field do please contact us and we will endeavour to assist you.