Support For ‘Amazing’ Campaigner Whose Vital Legal Case Could Help Thousands


By John Pring in Disability News.


Disabled campaigners travelled from across the country this week to show support for a fellow activist as she took on justice ministers in the high court over the ruinous costs disabled people can face when they take disability discrimination cases.

If she wins, Esther Leighton could give hope to thousands of other people who would otherwise have to abandon their discrimination legal actions because of the risk of having to pay their opponents’ costs if they lose.

She was supported by a string of leading disabled campaigners who travelled to the high court in London on Tuesday to highlight the importance of her legal action.

Leighton, co-founder of the disabled-led campaigning organisation Reasonable Access, has taken many actions against service-providers for discrimination under the Equality Act.


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