A profoundly deaf partner at a City law firm has set up a scheme to help City professionals with disabilities and long-term medical conditions.

City Disabilities is a charitable trust formed by Robert Hunter, with Kayleigh Farmer, a personal executive who has worked for three deaf professionals, and Kate Rees-Doherty, a private client lawyer at London firm Boodle Hatfield. ‘Working with a disability or work-affecting medical condition in the City can be a bewildering and isolating experience,’ said Hunter.