Lawyers with Disabilities Division

Welcome to the Lawyers with Disabilities Division - the community promoting equality of opportunity for solicitors, would-be solicitors and clients with disabilities

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Autism and anxiety in life and at work

29 July 2016

Jonathan Andrews, future trainee solicitor at leading law firm Reed Smith and on the Parliamentary Commission for Autism, writes on his own experiences of ‘autistic anxiety’, and how it can manifest both in employment, and in everyday life. 

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Mental health case study: Lauren Giblin

26 May 2016

Laura Giblin talks about her diagnosis, her treatment and her advice to employers

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Living Beyond Labels: Crippled, Handicapped, Disabled

20 May 2016

Members of the LDD recently visited an exhibition at OXO Tower called, ‘Crippled, Handicapped, Disabled: Living Beyond Labels.’ 

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My take on 'Me Before You'

19 May 2016Updated: 20 June 2016

Yasmin Sheikh, vice-chair of LDD, talks about the film ‘Me before You’ and how it has an adverse effect on combating stereotypes and negative portrayals of those with disabilities

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Time for an ugly truth

4 April 2016

Robert Hunter talks about an a recent report into findings on disablility and reveals an ugly turth facing law firms.

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Does technology stress you out?

29 July 2016

Yasmin Sheikh looks at the releationship between technology and our mental health.

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Technology and Mental Health

29 July 2016

Yasmin Sheikh talks about how technology can help your mental health.

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A Spectrum of Obstacles: An Inquiry into Access to Healthcare for Autistic People

29 July 2016

The Westminster Commission on Autism, with support of Jonathan Andrews, LDD committee member,  have looked into healthcare for autistic people and produced a report on their findings.

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Pride: why we march

7 July 2016

Kevin Poulter reflects on Saturday’s Pride in London parade.

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City firms join Aspiring Solicitors at event promoting disabilities awareness

20 May 2016

Reed Smith and Mayer Brown joined Aspiring Solicitors at an event discussing how to increase awareness and understanding of disabilities in the legal profession earlier this month.

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Resilience and well-being workshops

WLD leadership workshop - career resilience (15 September)

Learn how to build your career resilience with this workshop.


Judicial appointments: interview training for solicitors (23 September)

In view of increasing competition for judicial appointments, this interactive course will equip you with the skills to help enhance your application and interview performance. This workshop has been developed specifically for solicitor applicants but the content is relevant for anyone serious about submitting a credible judicial application.


BAME: speed networking event (27 September)

On 27 September 2016, the Law Society is hosting a speed networking event aimed at black and minority ethnic solicitors.

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About the Lawyers with Disabilities Division

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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Unique legal work experience opportunity for students with disabilities

4 July 2016

Diversity champions Channel 4 and Reed Smith are offering a unique opportunity to two individuals with disabilities to experience working in the law in both a creative media environment and in one of the world’s biggest law firms.

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