Revised research timetable

Legally Disabled project secures further funding

We are very pleased to announce that we have secured further funding from Cardiff University that will enable us to extend the timescale and activities of the Legally Disabled research project.

This will enable us to do more work around disseminating the research and engaging with organisations across the legal profession to ensure that our findings and recommendations have greater impact.

Work done to date

8 focus groups and 55 individual interviews with disabled legal professionals have been conducted around England and Wales. Due to unprecedented interest and participation, this stage has taken longer than expected.

Ongoing activities

Themes from interview data have been analysed and the report is being drafted.  Questionnaires will be disseminated shortly to gain further data from a wider range of disabled legal professionals. ‘Positive profiles’ are being created, highlighting success stories and disabled role models through video clips and images.

Upcoming activities and outputs

June and July –  results of the questionnaires will be analysed and drawn into a separate report.  Combine the findings of all sources of data in an overview report highlighting key findings. Dissemination activities – to include meetings/ presentations with professional stakeholders.

July onwards –  Finish integrated report of findings and disseminate. Impact and dissemination activities.

August 9th– Postgraduate conference at Cardiff University organised with Disability Wales (through the DRILL Project Officer) to explore co-production methods in research and project outcomes.

September and October – dissemination activities with the Lawyers with Disabilities Division and others. Organise for a conference in London to be held during November.

November – dissemination conference to be held in London with stakeholders from across the legal profession.

December onwards – Other impact activities including a conference / workshop in Cardiff during the spring of 2020

 

We very much look forward to working with the LDD and all stakeholders. Please contact us if you’d like us to visit your network or organisation to discuss the research findings.

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