Advice notes from Barristers
Legal advice notes on some of the broader issues or common problems experienced by DDPOs and Disabled people.
Several barristers have given their support to our project by agreeing to write advice notes on some of the broader issues or common problems experienced by DDPOs and Disabled people.
How to use the advice notes
These notes are disclosable legal advice notes. At the beginning they say what specifically this advice is about.
- You can use these notes to find out what the law says on a specific issue.
- You can share this note with other organisations to educate them.
- If you believe the organisation is not following the law, you can point this out to them and attach this note to your email or letter or print if off in its entirety and take it with you to a meeting.
If you have any questions about these notes or how to use them, please get in touch with our Disability Justice Project.
Legal Framework for the Involvement of Disabled People
This advice note was written by Zoe Leventhal, barrister at Matrix Chambers. The note is a comprehensive overview of the legal duties local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups have to engage and consult Disabled people and their organisations and involve Disabled people in decision-making.
Download the note: Legal Framework for the involvement of Disabled people