Communicourt works with people in the family courts, at all stages of the legal process. We assist in both private and care proceedings, working with respondents, intervenors or witnesses.
We have extensive experience assisting court users in family proceedings. Our intermediaries provide a vital service for people at very challenging moments of their lives, rapidly building rapport and implementing responsive communication strategies to facilitate their participation.
Our role is to ensure that the service user fully understands the process, is supported to make informed decisions, can understand questions put to them and is able to give their best evidence.
Intermediary assessments and reports
Following an intermediary assessment, we will make a recommendation regarding whether an intermediary will benefit your client’s participation. In some cases, we may conclude that your client does not require an intermediary, or that they are unlikely to be able to effectively participate, even with intermediary assistance. Even when an intermediary is not recommended, Communicourt reports provide a detailed account of your client’s communication profile and wider recommendations to support their participation, including any special measures they may need.
It may be helpful to provide your client with information about the intermediary role and assessment process prior to their appointment. The ‘What happens at an assessment’ flyer and the video below may assist: