Courts Easy Read Examples

See examples below of Easy Read examples relating to the Courts

 


Legal Aid Dictionary

Legal Aid Dictionary (Legal Services Commission)

This explains all the legal jargon. Designed by 'Inspired Services' working with the Legal Services Commission.


How to see if you can get Legal aid

There is now a guide called How to use a solicitor which has been produced by the Law Society and designed by CHANGE. You can download both and English or a Welsh version by clicking here. Once on the page look on the right hand side for the download links. 


Why you need a solicitor

A guide explaining why you need a solicitor LEAFLET (Community Legal Advice) Designed by 'Inspired Services' working with the Community Legal Advice.

A guide explaining why you need a solicitor POSTER (Community Legal Advice). Designed by 'Inspired Services' working with the Community Legal Advice.


Solicitors for people lacking Mental Capacity

The Official Solicitor and how we can help you (Mental Capacity). This is about solicitors for people lacking Mental Capacity.

It is a national document designed by CHANGE working with Ministry of Justice. 


Going to Magistrates' Court

Going to Magistrates' court 

A general guide to the magistrate court experience. Designed by HMCTS with a local NHS region.


Scottish Criminal Justice System 

Information about the (Scottish) Courts system and resources

This is online (web-page text). Produced by Scottish Government (and others) to explain the features of their Criminal Justice System.


Special reasons why someone is not guilty of a crime

Changes to the special reasons why someone is not guilty of a crime (Law Commission). Designed by Inspired Services.


Changes to the law about killing people 

Murder, Manslaughter and Infanticide; An Easy Read report on plans to make changes to the law about killing people (Law Commission). Designed by Inspired Services.


The Court and Children

A guide to: The Court and your Child - When social workers get involved; When mum and dad split up. These are free on the CHANGE site once you register for them. Designed by CHANGE and Wake Smith. 


Unfit to plead

There is now a guide called How to use a solicitor which has been produced by the Law Society and designed by CHANGE. You can download both and English or a Welsh version by clicking here. Once on the page look on the right hand side for the download links. 

This is an example of a consultation document in Easy Read produced by the Law Commission.


Appeal form

With the help of the Working for Justice Group, the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) created an Easy Read form for use by people seeking to appeal against a magistrates or Youth Court conviction or sentence.

All the Ministry of Justice forms are available here, and the Easy Read appeal form is available near the top of this section: appeal 


Victim Code

Victim Code (Ministry of Justice)

This is the Easy Read version of the Ministry of Justice National Victim Code document. Designed by Inspired Services.  


Hate Crime

Hate Crime: Consultation and Response Form for the Law Commission (2013). This is an example of how you can (and should) use Easy Read in all public consultation documents (and facilitate responses with Easy Read response forms). Designed by 'Inspired Services' for the Law Commission. 


Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders

Breaking the Cycle Easy Read The Government Response

This is an Easy Read version of the Government response to the Green Paper feedback on 'Breaking the Cycle' (2010) which was about Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders.


You are on trial

You are going to court

Supporting victims

You are on trial / You are going to Court / Supporting Victims. These are Books Beyond Words books. Books Beyond Words produces picture only booklets, designed to be read/understood with support of another person. Notes for how to support someone are in the back. This has to be purchased. 


A guide on how and where to pay your fine

The guide is produced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service: A guide on how and where to pay your fine


Preparing for Court

You may also want to check out the Getting ready for Court video by Mencap project Raising Your Game. This online film features interviews with young people with learning disabilities and communication difficulties talking about their experiences to help others prepare for court.


Going to Court in Derby

Derby Council has produced a leaflet on going to courtIt can be found here.


How to Use a Solicitor

There is now a guide called How to use a solicitor which has been produced by the Law Society and designed by CHANGE. You can download both and English or a Welsh version by clicking here. Once on the page look on the right hand side for the download links.