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Disability And The City Conference

PWC1Aspiring Solicitors are delighted to create a first‐of‐its‐kind, professional services event focusing on how disabled professionals across a wide range of professional services manage with their disability while working in the City.

The event will take place at PwC, Embankment Place, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6RH on Monday 10th November from 11.45am-4.00pm with a networking session until 6.00pm.


The event will consist of a variety of speakers with a range of disabilities, touching on industry sectors you may have not thought possible to work in due to your disability. It will discuss how to overcome issues, deal with reasonable adjustments and provide advice on employment. The event aims to inspire disabled students and graduates, to show them how to use their opportunities in a way that ensures their disability does not hold them back. 

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at disabled students, those who are seeking employment and anyone who wishes wish to know more about working in the City with a disability.

The speakers – covering a wide range of professional services, include:

  • Solicitors
  • Barristers
  • Judiciary
  • Accountants
  • Managers
  • Bankers

How To Apply?

If you would like to secure a place for this event, please provide your name and email  by clicking HERE or email with the subject heading “Disability And The City Conference”, and we will send you a confirmation email shortly.

Please note that places are offered on a first come first served basis.

The Programme

11:45 – 12:30 Registration and light lunch
12:30 – 14:40 Working in the City with a disability

  • Introduction by Aspiring Solicitors Founder Chris White

12:40 – 13:20 Physical disability

  • James Hallam ‐ PwC
  • Yasmin Sheikh ‐ Clyde & Co

13:20 – 14:00 Sensory

  • Amanda Rowland ‐ PwC
  • Warren Stapley ‐ Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Fayyaz Afzal ‐ Judge and Barrister

14:00 – 14:40 Hidden

  • Andrew Dakoutros ‐ Government Legal Service
  • Paul Scantlebury – Ernst Young
  • Andrew Boucher ‐ PwC

14:40 – 15:00 Tea / coffee break
15:00 – 15:30 Transportation and Inferences

  • Peter Wright ‐ Transport for London
  • Jane Hatton – Evenbreak

15:30 – 16.00 Recruitment experiences

  • Kevan Skelton from Reed Smith
  • PwC and Reed Smith will jointly discuss ‘Inclusive employers & corporate responsibility’

16.00 Closing remarks and networking


Seminar Space 2, PwC, 1 Embankment Place, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6RH.

Further Information

To find out more about careers opportunities with PwC, please click HERE.

For enquiries please contact Waqas Zaib at with subject heading “Disability In The City Conference”.