The case of a law student who brought a claim against the Government Legal Service shows the diverse ways in which disability discrimination can arise, writes Anna Macey

A disabled law student has succeeded in her claim that the Government Legal Service (GLS) discriminated against her in her application for a training contract.

Terri Brookes is a mature law student, and in spring 2015 she applied for a position as a trainee solicitor with the GLS. She has Asperger’s syndrome, and during her university career this necessitated adjustments to be made for her.

The GLS offers 35 training places a year, for which it receives thousands of applications. The recruitment procedure initially requires all candidates to pass a multiple choice situational judgement tes...

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