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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Closing the gap at work

16 January 2017

Cardiff University releases a report on Closing Disability gaps at work with some fantastic insights.

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Gaining Traction Disability - a desirable 'disadvantage'

16 January 2017

Yasmin Sheikh gets reflective on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Five steps to wellbeing

11 October 2016

On World Mental Health Day, Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO of LawCare, discusses how solicitors can look after their wellbeing.

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Supporting dyslexia awareness week

7 October 2016

Dyslexia Awareness Week takes place 3-9 October and this year’s theme ‘Identifying Dyslexia’ opens up the topical discussion of how organisations can best support staff with hidden disabilities such as dyslexia.

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Judicial diversity statistics - a look at the courts

18 August 2016

Read an overview of the diversity statistics for the judiciary and how to apply for a support programme to support these changes.

All Features and Comment

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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.

All Technology and Disability

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Improving Lives The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper: Your thoughts?

16 January 2017

On Sunday 30 October, the Government announced a major consultation on helping disabled people into work, Improving lives: the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper.


Deputy High Court Judge selection exercise - fixed term

27 October 2016

The Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) will soon launch a selection exercise for Deputy High Court Judges.

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New social network for LGBT lawyers launches

12 October 2016

The Law Society’s LGBT Division has launched the first professional social networking app for LGBT Lawyers and their allies.

All News and updates

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Are you ready to manage five generations of workers? (26 January, London)

Cultivating and sustaining an inclusive culture is imperative for effective multi-generational working.  Not getting it right leads to a loss of talent, innovation and subsequently productivity.

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Open networking event (25 November)

An event for people with disability or long-term health conditions considering a career in commercial law

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LDD annual reception (14 December)

The Lawyers with Disabilities Division would like to invite you for a night of laughter and learning. This years annual reception will feature sets from two fantastic comedians sharing their experience and an introduction for firms to our #MainstreamDisability project.

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Career crossroads - Deciding your next chapter (26 January)

This workshop will be interactive and provide practical tips and alternative career options for those that genuinely feel that they are at a career crossroads.

All Events

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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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Council Elections

30 November 2016

Do you want to be part of the voice of your profession? We’re looking for enthusiastic solicitors, from all types of practice, to stand for the Law Society’s Council. 

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