Bela Gor

Legal Director, Business Disability Forum

Bela Gor, a solicitor, is Legal Director at Business Disability Forum.

Bela is one of the leading experts on disability discrimination law. In her former role as the first dedicated disability discrimination solicitor at the Disability Law Service she took some of the first cases under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (now replaced by the Equality Act 2010) which helped to clarify the then new legislation.

Bela is the author of many of Business Disability Forum’s best practice publications on disability such as the Line Manager Guide series. She is also a regular speaker at conferences and provides training on disability law and best practice including masterclasses on both the employment and goods, services and customer service provisions. She also provides online and telephone tutorials and regular legal surgeries and bulletins.

Bela has also contributed to television and radio broadcasts including BBC News 24, The Politics Show and BBC Radio 4's You & Yours programme and All in the Mind. She also contributes regularly to articles for national and trade press.

Following a degree in English Language and Literature at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, Bela studied for her legal qualifications at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) and worked as a commercial property lawyer in Oxford.

She subsequently worked for a racial harassment project in Leicester and a Race Equality Council in Southampton before becoming the first dedicated disability discrimination lawyer at the Disability Law Service in London.

Bela now splits her time between London and Edinburgh where she is a member of the Management Committee of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association (SDLA).

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