McMahon & Williams Solicitors would like to congratulate Luke and his assistance dog Ike on their graduation from secondary school and for winning the Spirit Award. Luke, who has cerebral palsy, has overcome many difficulties in his education. His primary school refused him entry to school with his assistance dog and Luke missed out on most of his final year of primary school education. Unfortunately, Luke and his family had to take legal action against the school. McMahon & Williams Solicitors acted on behalf of Luke and his family in this disability discrimination case which was the first in Ireland that involved a child with an assistance dog in the school context. Thankfully the successful outcome allowed Luke to continue his secondary education with his stability dog. Luke’s stability dog is a highly trained mobility dog, to help him walk. McMahon & Williams Solicitors were delighted to be part of Luke’s story and we hope the successful outcome will pave the way for other students with disabilities. Read the full case here:
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