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 2017

Download iBook Neuro-Legal Handbook 2017 

  • Please note the you can read and download the iBook only on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone  and Mac)


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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.