The ‘Legally Disabled’ survey of solicitors and paralegals found 60% had experienced ill-treatment in the workplace, and of these 80% believed it was related to disability.
This project was led by Professor Debbie Foster of Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University and independent researcher Dr Natasha Hirst and was supported by the Lawyers with Disabilities Division. This project was the first of its kind to document the career experiences of disabled people working in the legal profession. Find out more about the project
In a series of roundtables, Debbie and Natasha will provide a practical and constructive overview of their research findings and recommendations. This will be followed by a discussion about actions and ‘easy wins’ to support firms and organisations to identify opportunities and challenges for improving disability inclusion.
If you missed the first roundtable, further Zoom roundtables will be held over the coming weeks:
• Monday 11 May, 12.30pm – 2pm
• Friday 22 May, 12.30am – 2pm
• Wednesday 27 May, 9.30am – 11am
• Tuesday 2 June, 4pm – 5.30pm
If you would like to attend, email email@example.com specifying which roundtable.
For those wishing to read the research reports before the event, both the full report and the executive summary of findings and recommendations can be downloaded on the Legally Disabled? website.