Lawyers with Disabilities Division

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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 afternoon seminar - speed CV review with city employers (11 September 2015)

This seminar will cover CV writing, what a CV should cover, regular mistakes, good and bad examples, interview do’s and don’ts, as well as provide general advice and guidance. Following the main presentations will be 10 minute one-to-one CV reviews with city law firm representatives and a networking reception

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