Inclusion London & DPG secure grant to recruit Disabled person as trainee solicitor

Exciting opportunity for a Disabled person passionate about social justice to advance in their legal career.

Deighton Pierce Glynn (DPG) and Inclusion London are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant under the Justice First Fellowship Scheme to provide training to a disabled person to qualify as a solicitor specialising in social justice.  The Scheme, established by The Legal Education Foundation in 2014, is designed to support the next generation of lawyers working in social welfare law.

DPG and Inclusion London have been working in partnership for a number of years on a wide range of legal issues affecting disabled people, including cuts to services, the closure of the Independent Living Fund, discrimination by transport providers, failures to consult disabled people, the new Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act, and the lack of access to justice for disabled people.

This grant will provide a unique opportunity for a disabled person to train at a highly regarded civil rights and judicial review firm whilst at the same time working with the leading DDPO, Inclusion London, on secondment during their training.

The recruitment process, to appoint a disabled person who wishes to train to be a solicitor, opens in August 2020 with the successful candidate due to start work in January 2021. The recruitment timetable is on the Legal Education Foundation website here.

If you are interested in receiving an email with further details when the recruitment process begins, please email Svetlana.Kotova@inclusionlondon.org.uk.