Published: 23rd January 2014 Topic: Under attack: disabled peoples access to justice. Update on what is happening and how we can respond Speakers: Nick Armstrong: Barrister Matrix Chambers; Ravi Low-Beer: The Public Law Project and disability rights campaigners (tbc) We have recently seen disabled people secure two legal victories on the Independent Living Fund and the Work Capability Assessment, using judicial review, but this way of protecting our rights is under threat. This meeting will bring together leading lawyers and disability rights activists to talk about these proposed changes to judicial review, the impact these changes will have on disabled people’s ability to protect our rights and how we can best respond. When: Tuesday 28 January 2014 from 5.30 for 6pm – 8pm Venue: SCOPE, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW. The venue is fully accessible and British Sign Language Interpreters will be present. What is the DDPO Legal Network? The DDPO Legal Network brings together DDPOs and lawyers to raise understanding of the legal system, legislation, case law and policy that relates to the quality of life, rights and inclusion of Deaf and disabled people. The Network aims to create a forum for disseminating legal information of strategic importance. Through the Network both lawyers and DDPOs will be able to share their experiences and identify individual challenges and relevant evidence to strengthen existing cases. There is no better time than now for disabled people and lawyers to work together. For DDPOs…Through the Network DDPOs will be able to increase their understanding of key legal issues including current case law and legal challenges, improve their capacity to use the legal system and make links with leading lawyers working in the field of disability rights and discrimination. For lawyers… The Network will be a way in which lawyers can better engage with DDPOs and their service users and members. It aims to be a forum in which to exchange information, ideas and evidence on strategic litigation about the issues affecting disabled people. 1.5 CPD points are given for attending this meeting For more information go to: http://www.inclusionlondon.co.uk/ddpo-legal-network How to book: Follow this link to the new booking system Places are limited so please book your place as soon as possible. Please state in the comments box if you are attending as a Lawyer. Supported by: Trust for London and 11KBW You might be interested in… Public Law and Judicial Review North: Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law Invite to the next meeting of the Deaf & Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPO) Legal Network.