Legal Professionals Wanted for Co-Production Research in to Accessible Legal Information

It is now well established that there is significant unmet legal need for accessible legal information about common legal problems. Learning disability, and low literacy in particular, can make people accessing legal services more vulnerable.

We are seeking legal professionals (including solicitors, barristers, paralegals and legal executives) to take part in a new co-production research project about accessible legal information.

The aim of this project is to bring together legal professionals and people with learning disabilities, facilitated by researchers to co-produce accessible legal information on common legal topics and provide a model for ethical co-production with disabled people. Co-production involves working together across different groups.

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Create a co-production group of people with learning disabilities and legal professionals;
  • Co-produce a set of easy read materials to support ethical research practice in co-production work with disabled people;
  • Co-produce useable accessible legal information that aligns with the priorities of people with learning disabilities and legal service providers;
  • Evaluate and reflect on the process of co-production to support future ethical, egalitarian and effective legal research.

Participation will involve attendance at up to three co-production workshops in 2023. You can find out more about the project, and how to take part here:

Please get in touch with me, Prof Rosie Harding on, by leaving a message at 0121 414 4960, or by completing the enquiry form at the above web address if you would like more information. Please also feel free to share this information with colleagues who you think would be interested in taking part.