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11 October 2016

Law Society launches Legally Able Group

Over fifty members of the legal profession and representatives from community and voluntary groups were in attendance at the launch of a new solicitor group set up to raise awareness of disability issues amongst solicitors and their clients.

The new group called ‘Legally Able’ was formally launched at Law Society House in Belfast by the President of the Law Society, John Guerin who was joined by Andy Allen MLA and solicitor Laura Lee Jenkins, and Chair of the new group.

Commenting after the launch the President of the Society John Guerin said:

The Law Society is delighted to launch Legally Able and we wish to take this opportunity to thank Andy Allen MLA and Laura Lee Jenkins for their support and help in launching the new group. Legally Able will provide a forum for discussion and a platform to identify issues of interest to the profession and wider community.

Andy Allen MLA said:

I was delighted to accept the invitation from the Law Society to their launch of Legally Able. It is encouraging to see the Law Society taking a proactive approach by setting up this forum to help to raise awareness of disability issues amongst solicitors and their clients and further identify issues of interest to the profession and wider community. I look forward to engaging and working with the forum to assist their work.

The new group is open to any person who is on the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland, disabled colleagues and those with experience of working with or otherwise supporting disabled colleagues, clients, family or friends or the wider community.

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