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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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  • Dr Joanna Downes
    Deaf, Joanna is from Leicester and is already a consultant and researcher with a Doctorate in Deaf Child Attachment. She commenced her Graduate Diploma in Law at De Montfort University in October 2012. Joanna is also a mother of two cheeky monsters and her husband is Deaf too. She says that the reason she is studying law is to learn more about Human Rights and Child Law. She would like to do more research and academic work in law and later take on individual cases to look at improving Deaf and disabled children's quality of life.
  • Richard Dunford
    Deaf, Richard passed his Solicitors Finals and Articles a while ago. Since he has worked as an employed solicitor for 18 years, at the London Borough of Newham, to the level of Acting Principal Solicitor for the borough. More recently, he was the Head of Procurement and Contract at the London Development Agency until he took early retirement in 2011. Outside his work, he is a trustee of Sign Health and is on the Management Committee of RAD Deaf Law Centre. Richard has been involved with the Group for Solicitors with Disabilities (now the Lawyers with Disabilities Division) since its inception, and has previously been its past Chairman.