Legal Network

About the Legal Network

The network explores how DDPOs can best use case law and legislation in their advice, advocacy, policy and campaigns work. The network also aims to build effective partnership working between lawyers and DDPOs, including identifying strategic issues that may benefit from legal action.

The network meets quarterly on priority themes identified by DDPOs. Past network themes have included:

    – The Care Act
    – Disability Hate Crime
    – Inclusive education
    – Using the UN Convention of rights of people with disabilities (UNCRPD)
    – Using the law to challenge cuts to DDPOs.

Network members hear expert contributions from lawyers and disability rights activists, have the chance to discuss and debate and have time at the end of each meeting to network with lawyers.

Who can join this network?

You can attend the DDPO Legal network if you are an individual representing a DDPO or a wider disability sector organisation. A maximum of two representatives from each organisation can attend the quarterly meetings.

Lawyers and solicitors are also welcome to attend.

Interested in joining?

Please contact Tracey Lazard:
[email protected]