Letter: Help is at hand when catering for disability

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Sir: I would just like to clarify a comment made in the article about the work of the Group of Solicitors with Disabilities in the Independent ('Judging on legal ability rather than disability', 21 May). The final sentence read '. . . and it is expensive to be the employer of a disabled person'.

What I meant by this comment is that it can initially cost money to adapt premises so that they are suitable for a disabled person, or to purchase special equipment required by a disabled person. Grants are available for these expenses, so they need not cost the employer anything.

Once premises have been adapted, and equipment purchased, there should not be any on-going costs or expenses to the employer.

Yours faithfully,



Group for Solicitors with Disabilities

The Law Society

London, WC2

24 May