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ADL's Response to the BSB Report

12th May 2021

The Association welcomes the Bar Standards Board’s independent review of the August 2020 Bar Professional Training Course examinations. 

The review was conducted by Professor Rebecca Huxley-Binns and Dr Sarabajaya Kumar. Professor Huxley-Binns is the University of Hull’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Dr Kumar is a Lecturer in Voluntary Sector Policy and Leadership at University College London and an equalities adviser to the BSB.

Please click on the link below to access our response.


My cerebral palsy may affect my speech and mobility, but it won’t stop me becoming a barrister

11th May 2018

Daniel was featured in a Legal Cheek article, which covers his aspirations of being a barrister and for more diversity at the Bar.

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ADL Statement Regarding the BSB


27th July 2020

The Association is troubled and disheartened with the handling of Bar Professional Training Course students sitting the centralised exams in August. We are deeply concerned that these adverse measures undermine equality and diversity efforts at the Bar. Disabled students and students with health conditions have been disadvantaged and left behind.

Please click on the link below to access the statement in full.


'Cerebral palsy won't stop me becoming a lawyer'

28th March 2018

Daniel talks to the BBC about how his speech impairment has been seen as an issue but that he will fight to work in the only career that has ever interested him.

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Cerebral Palsy and Education

21st June 2018

Our founder, Daniel Holt, spoke to Mala Patel, a solicitor at Bolt Burdon Kemp, about his journey to the Bar.