When Harrison was 17, he was physically assaulted by a group of young men. He survived, but spent two years in hospital and was left with a brain injury. Up until her death four years ago, Harrison’s mother was his carer. In her will, Harrison’s mother noted he could live in house for the rest of his life provided he was able to pay the bills and maintain the property. However, the Will listed Harrison’s sister as the sole owner of the property, which Harrison felt was unfair.

Synapse’s Advocacy team spoke with Harrison and arranged for a solicitor to speak with him. The law firmagreed to take Harrison’s case at a heavily discounted rate.

The solicitor was able to reach an agreement with Harrison’s sister. The property was sold and Harrison and his sister both received half of the proceeds. Harrison was then able to purchase his own home and have the lifestyle he wanted.

Harrison’s story and the positive outcome shows us by connecting with Synapse’s Advocacy Services, people impacted by disability can better access the legal services they need to represent their rights, which seems to be a common barrier for many in the community.

*Names have been changed to protect client identity