Campaign seeks ‘simple fix’ to discrimination law barrier

Lord Colin Low

Two disabled peers are backing efforts to introduce a change in the law that would remove a major barrier to justice for victims of disability discrimination.

New legal aid laws introduced last year have had what appear to be unintended consequences for disabled people.

The changes were discussed in this week’s Lords debate on Tackling the Advice Deficit,  the report of the commission on advice and legal support on social welfare law.

The work of the commission, which was headed by the disabled peer Lord [Colin] Low, was widely-praised by other peers. read more