Private members clubs are now required to carry out physical alterations to allow disabled members or their guests to use the premises.
It follows implementation of new regulations under the Disability Discrimination Act.
Birmingham solicitors Williamson and Soden points out that the regulations impose the same duties on clubs as shops, civic buildings and leisure facilities.
Private members clubs are categorised as organisations where membership has to be applied for and members are vetted before being admitted.
They will need to make any necessary alterations to their properties by December, when the new rules come into force.
"Compliance with the law on disability discrimination does not always mean that physical or structural adjustment is needed," said W&S associate and commercial property specialist Louisa Jakeman.
"Private members clubs can meet their responsibilities by finding a way around potential barriers such as a step or staircase, which could make access difficult or impossible for a member who is a wheelchair user, and the solution could be as simple as making it policy to hold meetings in a ground floor room."
The concept of disability can be very wide, especially since research suggests that 20 per cent of people of working age are considered disabled in some manner, though many would not use this term to describe themselves.
But Mrs Jakeman says there is no cause for alarm.
The important points for clubs to remember are that they only have to take steps that are reasonable and that the expectations of small organisations with low incomes will be in proportion to their resources.
She said: "It would be easy for club committees to assume that making provision for members with disabilities equates to instituting wheelchair friendly facilities, and that they will therefore find it prohibitively expensive to comply with the duties placed on them by the new DDA regulations."
But, she maintains that with a little imagination this does not have to be the case.