By Gill Loomes-Quinn, 3rd August,2021
We are delighted to share that member of the OJCOP Core Team – solicitor Kirsty Stuart – has been awarded the inaugural Disability Rights Award in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards (the ‘Lalys’) organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. The award recognised particularly Kirsty’s work to secure access to chemotherapy treatment for a learning disabled man with cancer.
Kirsty works tirelessly across a range of issues relating to Disability and Carers’ Rights – you can read in this post how her personal experience informs and motivates her work. She brings this remarkable breadth of experience and commitment to her role at OJCOP, and we are delighted that her passion and dedication to her job, and to the rights of disabled people, has been recognised by this award.
Congratulations, and well done, Kirsty!
You can read more about the awards in this article by the Law Society
And there is an interview with Kirsty here, in the Times (behind a paywall)