n Without Prejudice - Definitions of disability and the 2011 census : constitutional law

Volume 11, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



When undertaking work, attorneys have to establish whether or not applicants for legal aid have disabilities. The question appears on Law Societies' Pro Bono Scheme application forms (for statistical purposes) and requires practitioners to ask, often in a language which is not the applicant's first language, if he or she experiences challenges with vision, hearing or mobility, accompanied with the appropriate supportive communication (for example gestures, facial expression or written language).

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