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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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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A day in a City law firm

7 March 2016

In our latest feature, LDD committee member, Tony Di Angelo gives you a glimpse of a typical day in the life of a trainee at an international City law firm, as well as highlighting some of the important lessons he’s learnt during his training contract.

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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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Mentoring Network

20 May 2016

We need you to become a mentor!

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Contextualised recruitment and beyond (14 July)

Hearing from experts in the field and those who have taken part in the process, this seminar aims to address the business case for contextualised recruitment and how it could work for you through the recruitment process and beyond.

Celebrating Eid al-Fitr 2016 (22 July)

The Law Society in association with the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) is celebrating Eid al-Fitr. 

Mental Health First Aid Training Course (1 September)

The Law Society is offering members the opportunity to become a qualified mental health first aider, in a two day, fully certified training course delivered by Mental Health First Aid England. 

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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