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Neurodiversity in Legal Proceedings: Adjustments for Inclusive Representation

This week is Neurodiversity Celebration Week, a global initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences, with the aim to transform how neurodivergent individuals are perceived and supported.

In this podcast, Partner Emma Bartlett speaks to Maisie Lockyer, Associate at leading Family law firm Burgess Mee, about how important adjustments are to ensuring neurodiverse clients can participate in legal proceedings, instruct their lawyers and receive advice in the way that suits them best for their particular needs.

In particular, Emma and Maisie discuss:

  • Adjustments throughout the legal process: How adjustments may be required from the outset of an instruction from a neurodivergent client, through to preparation for trial or any hearings/meetings
  • Recognising vulnerabilities: Neurodiverse conditions can result in vulnerabilities for clients that can unfairly count against them when during a trial or meeting
  • Raising awareness in the legal profession: The importance for legal professionals to be aware of the potential need to make adjustments for neurodiverse clients and being proactive in this regard, promoting inclusivity and diversity

To find out more about Neurodiversity Celebration Week click here.

If you have any questions in relation to neurodiversity or if you wish to discuss any of the topics raised in this podcast, please contact Partner Emma Bartlett