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Disability Liaison Officer

 

Chapter 14 of Lord Justice Gillen’s Report on the Review of Civil Justice considers the issue of Disability in the Civil Courts and contains a number of recommendations.

The Report notes that courts have the task of examining access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others. Positive actions are required to remove barriers not only in the built environment but also for communication and information purposes.

In line with Recommendation CJ113, the Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kirkpatrick as its first Disability Liaison Officer. Andrew will be the point of contact for all disability issues within the Society and can be contacted at: andrew.kirkpatrick@lawsoc-ni.org

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