February 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1DD

Disability in the Legal Professions

6.30pm Tuesday 27 February 2018

39 Essex Chambers, 81 Chancery Lane LONDON WC2A 1DD


Diversity in the legal professions is often discussed and debated. The deliberations of race, gender and social class equality, however, often omit disability. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the steps needed to ensure that disabled people can access the professions.

Disabled people face the same prejudicial obstructions as women, ethnic minorities and the working class. There are, however, further obstacles, such as architecture, ablest practices and life inconveniences, which also prevent disabled people from becoming lawyers. These barriers need to be removed or better accommodated to create a diverse profession that is disability inclusive. Highlighting the challenges will help to move towards this aim.


John Horan, Cloisters



Joanna Owen, Equality and Human Rights Commission

Diego Soto-Miranda, 1 Essex Court

Joshua Hepple, Writer, Activist, Disability Equality Trainer

Jocelyn Cockburn, Hodge Jones & Allen


To RSVP for this free event, please contact administrator@hrla.org.uk.

We will accommodate any reasonable adjustments in order to meet the needs of our guests so please do notify us of these when registering.