A game of rugby was a highlight of an event at which a law firm challenged barristers to spend a day in a wheelchair to help them understand everyday issues faced by wheelchair users. The event was organised by Islington, London, firm Bolt Burdon Kemp.
Raquel Siganporia, head of the firm’s spinal injury team and a wheelchair user, conceived the Inter-Chambers Wheelchair Games and Wheelchair Awareness Day as a way to highlight access problems. Challenges included taking the bus, visiting shops, and ordering and carrying a coffee.
Siganporia said: ‘Many of my clients also use wheelchairs and poor access can mean life is much harder than it needs to be.’