APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! DPG & Inclusion London secure grant to recruit disabled person as trainee solicitor

Deighton Pierce Glynn 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. This is the first time the scheme has been directed specifically towards disabled lawyers.

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 application process opened on 17 August 2020 and will close on 14/09/20 at 5 pm. Applications for the Justice First Fellowship need to be need to be made through the Legal Education Foundation here. The successful candidate is due to start on January 2021. Applicants will need to have completed their LPC by October 2020. The recruitment timetable is on the Legal Education Foundation website here.

If you are interested in applying for this job, then please email Svetlana.Kotova@inclusionlondon.org.uk who will send you the application form.

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