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Dyslexia and the law

8 June 2015By

With an estimated 10% of the population having dyslexia, it’s not surprising that 13% of Lawyers with Disabilities Division members have indicated that they have dyslexia. But what is it, how can the legal profession support dyslexic staff, and what are the benefits of doing so? Ruth Fenton explains

Jonathan fogerty

Profile: Jonathan Fogerty

29 May 2015

In the third of our series of profiles of lawyers with disabilities, we feature Jonathan Fogerty, former chairman of the Spinal Injuries Association and a personal injury solicitor at Slater & Gordon

Matthew Short

My career story

24 February 2015

Matthew Short, a trainee at Allen & Overy, who had his lower leg amputed as a teenager, looks back at his career so far

Andrew Dakoutros

Profile: Andrew Dakoutros

24 February 2015

In the second of our series of profiles of lawyers with disabilities, we feature Andrew Dakoutros, a barrister for The Treasury Solicitor

Yasmin Sadia Sheikh

Profile: Yasmin Sadia Sheikh

24 February 2015

In the first of our series of profiles of lawyers with disabilities, we feature Yasmin Sadia Sheikh, an associate at Clyde & Co

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Lawyers with Disabilities Division: Private practice and beyond - various career options (27 April 2015)

During this afternoon seminar, you will hear from a variety of solicitors who have chosen different career paths, whether through choice or by accident. We will also have personal stories from members of LDD who have achieved their goal through sheer hard work and determination

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Lawyers with Disabilities Division members come from a wide range of backgrounds and include law students, retired solicitors, paralegals, law lecturers and practising solicitors.

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