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Legal support

There are many reasons why you might benefit from seeking legal support after meningitis

Check out our Legal Resources page
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The impact of meningitis on you and your family cannot be understated.

Whatever the outcome of the disease, there may be broader practical and legal issues that can cause concerns, some of which may not be immediately apparent.

Legal advice is available on a broad range of areas, such as:

  • Disability and Education Rights
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Work and employment
  • Inquests
  • Lasting Power of Attorney

Although we cannot formally endorse any law firm, we are pleased to provide details of the following firms, all of whom have extensive clinical negligence experience and strong reputations in the areas that are particularly relevant after meningitis.

Irwin Mitchell

"Irwin Mitchell pride ourselves in understanding people. We understand that everybody's situation is different, be it business or personal. Whatever happens, if you need legal advice or support with your financial planning, we’re here. We’ll listen, get to know you and your situation, and give you all the advice you need."

Enable Law

"Enable Law is one of the UK’s leading specialist medical negligence, personal injury and mental capacity law firms. Our team of over 100 individuals aims to provide a high-quality service in a friendly and approachable way. We work for clients across the UK and have offices in seven locations across the South West, South Coast and London."

JMW Solicitors

“JMW Solicitors is one of the UK’s most sought-after full-service law firms, offering expertise and experience across every area of the law to both businesses and individuals. Our people are dedicated to providing excellent customer service, delivering bespoke solutions for clients no matter what challenge they face. We have three offices: our head office in Manchester, a full-service office in London and one of our specialist family law teams based in Liverpool.”

Impartiality of Meningitis Now

It is important that you understand that these companies support our general fundraising efforts, but we do not get any referral fees if clients go to them from our information. In addition, any contact you have with any of these firms is entirely confidential between you and them. We are not involved in any way unless invited by yourself.

For families living in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, we recommend that you seek advice on choosing a legal expert from the Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Scotland and The Law Society of Northern Ireland. Please be aware, we cannot endorse the firms listed on these sites or comment on their expertise or reputation.

If you are a firm in either Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland and would like to work with Meningitis Now, please email partnerships@meningitisnow.org.