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Disability and Social Justice Project

LSA are delighted to launch the Disability and Social Justice Project with the support of the Scottish Government Equality and Human Rights Fund.

The Disability and Social Justice Project has been set up to address the lack of legal provision for disabled people in Scotland.

We provide specialist legal advice, assistance, and representation to disabled people throughout Scotland. Our team includes those with lived experience of disability providing them with a unique understanding of the issues that disabled people face in enforcing their rights.

We can provide assistance to disabled people on a wide variety of legal issues, and encourage anyone who thinks we might be able to help to contact us to discuss how we might be able to help.

Examples of cases where we have provided support include:

  • A young autistic person being denied access to a dying relative to say goodbye.
  • Inappropriate social work plans prepared for an autistic man increasing the likelihood of reoffending.
  • In a sibling relationship, challenging a decision to disregard a family member as a potential guardian for her brother due to her disability.
  • Disabled mother discriminated against by insurance company following destruction of home by flooding.

These are just a few examples of the ways we can support individual disabled people in navigating legal issues. We also look to address systemic policy and practice issues through identifying cases suitable for strategic litigation and pursuing these in the courts.

We will be collaborating with Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) and disabled communities to improve knowledge of the legal issues faced by disabled people in Scotland. This is achieved through creating information resources and providing training to a wide variety of people including disabled communities, the general public, charitable organisations, private organisations and governmental organisations.

The Disability and Social Justice Project is delivered by the Legal Services Agency through funding provided by the Scottish Ministers through the Equality and Human Rights Fund. 

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Our Disability and Social Justice Team

Anthony Huddleston

Administrative Officer

Claire Cochrane

Solicitor

Kay Foulkes

Trainee Solicitor

Make an appointment today

If you need help with an issue in an area we assist with click the link to make an appointment with one of our solicitors.

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