Welcome to the online home of the Disability Law Service
Our mission is to provide free legal advice to people with disabilities and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice.

Carer Survey Results Are In!

Many thanks to everyone who completed our carers’ survey.  The results show that of those carers who apply for flexible working, a shocking 52% have their application refused.  Additionally, 72% of those responding to the survey told us either that they want to work or they want to work more, and would do so if they could work flexibly.  Our survey shows that the law is not adequately supporting carers who want to work.  The law needs to be changed to require employers to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate carers

A Word From Our Patron

“Many disabled people experience financial hardship, which makes it difficult to afford legal fees.  Yet good legal advice can be so helpful to those facing discrimination at work, problems obtaining proper care or difficulty in receiving welfare benefits.  This is what attracted me to supporting a charity that provides free legal advice to disabled people – it really is an exceptionally worthwhile cause.”

Andrew Small, Rio 2016 100m Paralympian medallist and patron of Disability Law Service.

Who We Are

Disability Law Service is a unique charity that has been providing free legal advice and representation for disabled people since 1975.

What We Do

We provide a vital service to some 4,000 people each year, many of whom are in distress as a result of discrimination or improper care.

Why We’re Needed

People with disabilities find it increasingly difficult to access the law.

Our free legal service is vital.

How You Can Help

Whether by volunteering, donating, or by persuading your company that training by DLS is important, you can make a vital contribution to our work.


Free Legal Advice Online

DLS provides free advice via information, factsheets, training courses and telephone and written advice in areas relevant to people with disabilities and their carers.

Free Legal Advice

Legal Training by DLS

A bespoke training package covering employment and discrimination law that rivals anything provided on the market and at an extremely competitive cost.

Legal Training by DLS

Success Stories

Our service can have a life-changing beneficial impact. We are proud to have some wonderful success stories.

Success Stories

If you are looking for work, try Evenbreak, a website devoted to finding employment for disabled people.