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Deaf Lawyers UK has been in existence since 2004. We hope to increase our numbers as more Deaf individuals enter the profession.

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Now viewing 11 through 16 of 16 Current Members found.
  • David McKnight
    Deaf, David has been profoundly hard of hearing since he was 12 years old following a football accident. He re-entered the world of education in 2004 as a mature student, gaining GCSEs and an A Level before going on to the University of Kent to study law. He graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 and went on to the College of Law in Guildford to study the LPC. He is now searching for a training contract or paralegal position.
  • Myles Nesbitt
    Deaf, Myles is a Solicitor, and did his BA (Hons) at Sheffield Polyversity, before doing the conversion course at Bournemouth University, and Finals at the College of Law, York. Myles did his training contract with Leeds City Council before doing stints with various local authorities. He took some time out doing personal projects and travelling before doing voluntary work with RAD Deaf Law Centre. Myles is quietly determined that Deaf people be enabled access to the legal system, their rights and remedies. Myles has worked for RAD Deaf Law Centre since April 2012. His specialist areas are family and matrimonial, along with discrimination and business start ups.
  • Maria Oxland
    Deaf, Maria is a partially deaf student, having recently completed her GDL at the University of Hertfordshire. Her first degree was in Economics and Politics at Cambridge over 20 years ago, and she spent the last 15 years raising two lovely children and working in a number of fields, including teaching (adults and children), and working for deaf charities (such as the RNID). She is due to commence the LPC at the College of Law in Guildford in September 2012.
  • Greg Standing
    Deaf, Greg is a Partner at Wragge & Co LLP in their Finance Litigation team.
  • Warren Stapley
    Deaf, Warren was born with a severe hearing impairment and has worn hearing aids from the age of six, with increasing reliance and varying degrees of success. He has also benefited from speech and lip-reading tuition. Warren studied Jurisprudence at Oxford University and trained with Slaughter and May, qualifying as a financing associate before joining the London debt finance team of U.S. firm Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Prior to qualification, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the Law Society’s Lawyers with Disabilities Division and he is very interested in the way professionals manage disability in challenging work environments.
  • Rob Wilks
    Deaf, Rob is Director of Legal Services at the Royal Association for Deaf People where he has worked in various roles since 2003. He qualified as a solicitor in 2007. His specialist area is employment and discrimination law. Rob obtained a BA in History at the University of Wales, Swansea, and having decided to pursue a career in Law, he completed the CPE at UWE, and the LPC at Cardiff Law School. Rob also has an LLM in Law of Employment Relations from the University of Leicester, and is currently studying a Certificate in Company Direction with the Institute of Directors. Rob has been involved with the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities (now the Lawyers with Disabilities Division), and has previously been its past Chairman, and was part of the European Union for the Deaf's Deaf Lawyer Working Party between 2011 and 2013.