About the Disabled Solicitors Network

The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession.

Members of the Disabled Solicitors Network come from a wide range of backgrounds and include law students, retired solicitors, paralegals, law lecturers, practising solicitors and their allies.

Members have a wide range of disabilities that affect them to varying degrees, including visual and other sensory impairments, impaired mobility and less immediately apparent disabilities, such as epilepsy, dyslexia and mental health issues.

The Disabled Solicitors Network (formerly the Lawyers with Disabilities Division) was launched in January 2009, following on from 20 successful years as the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities.

What does the Disabled Solicitors Network do?

The Disabled Solicitors Network promotes equal opportunities for disabled people within the legal profession.

The division encourages solicitors to use their experiences and expertise to support aspiring solicitors or colleagues seeking to progress in the legal sector.

We provide an opportunity for those working in the legal sector to make their voice heard to the Law Society, local law societies, the profession, government and other policy makers.

Why should I join?

Engage with the Law Society on matters of inclusion. Membership of the Disabled Solicitors Network is free, and is open to everyone.

Members benefit from:

  • specialised events and training
  • networking opportunities
  • a shared platform to exchange views and further mutual interests
  • regular e-newsletters and updates

Join the Disabled Solicitors Network

To join the network, and access the full range of benefits, please sign up for My LS and review your Diversity and Inclusion interests in Account settings.

For more information, email disabledsolicitors@lawsociety.org.uk.

Find out about the Disabled Solicitors Network Committee