A Practice Guide for Defence Solicitors in Scotland: representing clients with communication support needs

Cover Practice Guide Defence Solicitors SOLD Published 2020

Our practice guide was produced by the SOLD Network in collaboration with our justice partners. It aims to provide helpful advice on guidance for defence solicitors when the client they are representing has communication support needs.

It provides advice on how to recognise when a person has difficulty with communication, how to communicate more effectively, and information on the various supports that may be available to help.

The guide draws on insights from experienced defence solicitors, people with lived experience, and other workers with experience of supporting people in the justice system.