Legal Director at Business Disability Forum
Bela is the Legal Director at Business Disability Forum (BDF). She has over 20 years’ of all aspects of disability discrimination law and best practice including: - Providing high-level consultancy support to business and government agencies leading reviews and improvement processes for organisations including the Royal Bank of Scotland and the CPS, - Writing BDF best practice guidance including the Line Manager Guide series, - Writing guidance for external organisations including the Association of Convenience Stores and the Parkinson’s UK, - Writing and producing e-learning on disability and mental health, - Providing regular analyses and updates on discrimination law, - Delivering training on all aspects of disability and mental health. Bela has worked closely with BDF Partners in the financial, retail, broadcast media and health sectors and advises on a variety of subjects ranging from the law and reasonable adjustments in both employment and customer contexts to consumers in vulnerable situations and accessible technology and mental health. She is a lawyer who took some of the earliest cases under the then new Disability Discrimination Act 1995 while working for the Disability Law Service, a nationwide law centre for disabled people, and has since influenced the development of the legislation.