Jonathan Andrews

Associate at Reed Smith, Disability Campaigner

Jonathan Andrews is a solicitor who is changing the way disabled employees are recruited, represented and managed. Throughout his own recruitment and employment at international law firm Reed Smith, he has been completely open about his autism, introducing neurodiversity as a strength, and works towards a future where this openness is routine.

In 2020, aged just 26, Jonathan was recognised by the Disability Power 100 as the UK’s fourth most influential disabled person. He has also been recognised as Junior Lawyer of the Year 2019, the Open University’s youngest-ever Honorary Graduate in 2018, a Queen’s Young Leader 2017 and European Campaigner of the Year 2016.

“Emphasising the areas where my experiences have made me stronger have allowed me, and others, to aim high and demonstrate why disabled people, just like everyone else, should have a level playing-field and the chance to achieve on our own merit.”

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