The number of solicitors under-reporting disabilities to employers has not changed in 10 years and this is detrimental to clients and the profession, the regulator said.

According to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), just 3 per cent of solicitors tell their employers they are disabled – virtually the same as a decade ago.

The SRA’s report, Promoting disability inclusion in law firms, followed a survey of 3,000 regulated firms in an effort to find out the causes of this under-declaration.

The regulator also talked to disability experts and disabled solicitors; and reviewed existing research on workplace disability.

The SRA remarked: “One of our most startling findings was around the uncer...

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