We are the largest provider of HMCTS Appointed Intermediaries across England and Wales

 

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If your client has a communication difference or difficulty which impacts their ability to understand and participate effectively in legal proceedings, an intermediary may be able to assist.

Our intermediary service is mostly funded by HMCTS, with no charges or payments required by legal representatives. Make a referral via our simple online portal. If you need to contact us, call 0121 663 0931 or email admin@communicourt.co.uk.

We facilitate fairer access to justice for adults and children with communication differences and difficulties.

We work in criminal and family cases, as well as other proceedings (including immigration hearings, parole hearings and employment tribunals), where we provide communication support for defendants, respondents and other court users. We have developed our expertise through working with more than 10,000 people in the courts, who have a very wide range of communication needs

 

Free CPD sessions

Communicourt provides free CPD certified sessions for legal professionals, sharing information and guidance for practitioners working with clients who have a communication difference or difficulty. These sessions are available online and in person, delivered by experienced intermediaries and offering real-world examples and best practices.

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Free panel discussion: role of intermediaries in family courts

Register your free place on our panel discussion at 3PB Chambers, Birmingham, on 13 June. The event begins at 5pm, and our panel includes Matiss Krumins from 3PB, Rupinder Jagdev from Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Robert Pettitt from Northampton Chambers, and Communicourt Managing Director William Scrimshire

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Accessing Justice Podcast

Communicourt talks to experts and organisations from across law, speech and language therapy, psychology and beyond, to unpack issues around vulnerability and communication needs in legal proceedings. Series two explores ‘Hidden Disabilities’ which might affect court users, from ADHD and stammering, to selective mutism. Listen here, on Spotify or via PodBean.

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Read about how our work has made a difference in our testimonials