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 a huge number of requests for help from companies who are unsure how to interpret Government guidance and how best to deal with their employees at this difficult time. 

We are producing regular factsheets for our employees which explain the latest Government guidance.  Our factsheets also sets out practical advice on issues such as furloughing (the new procedures by which employees can remain at home but employers can claim a grant to cover their wages), re-negotiation of contracts and sick pay. 

If you would like to receive these factsheets, please contact Gail Black of our employment team at g.black@livingstons.co.uk.  If you have any specific queries about any particular employment issue, please e-mail Gail Black or Steve Walker at s.walker@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.