Disability and Equality

We provide expert advice on disability and equality issues.  Including:

  • Disability rights including within Public law
  • Education Disability Rights including Special Education Needs, School Action and School Action Plus.
  • Public Law including Judicial Review of government bodies or departments, local authorities or NHS Trusts.
  • Employer/Employee issues for example discrimination at work, making reasonable adjustments in the workplace, harassment.

Read about a recent Special Educational Needs appeal success.

The issues can be complex and if you feel that you or someone close to you have been discriminated against because of your disability please contact Sarah Swarbrick on 01229 462126.

Coronavirus

Our employment team has received (and continues to receive) a large number of requests for help from companies who would like assistance with interpreting the ongoing changes to the furlough scheme and/or who are advance planning for when the furlough scheme comes to an end.  Some of this planning may involve consideration of short-time working or even redundancies and some involves dealing with specific concerns that returning employees may have about health and safety or about childcare and other obligations.

We have produced a number of factsheets for our employer clients which explain the Government guidance and which provide some practical guidance on how to deal with some of these matters.

If you have any specific queries about ending your furlough scheme or need any assistance with restructuring your business in light of the ongoing economic difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, please e-mail Steve Walker at s.walker@livingstons.co.uk or Gail Black at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.

Full details of how we are dealing with Coronavirus are available here.

We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during this difficult time.