“The right to justice is as important as a right to health or education. For many, law centres provide the only means for free, high-quality legal advice and representation. Quite simply, no representation means no access to justice.”
Welcome to the home page of the Greater Manchester Law Centre. Here, you’ll find out about our free legal services, our campaigns to secure access to justice, and the many different ways you can get involved. Fundamentally, this will be a law centre by the community and for the community- so we will need your help!
We have now launched a by-appointment only service to help with PIP Form completions and PIP Appeals
Our Chair, John Nicholson expresses solidarity with Unite Community in Newcastle following this great piece by Morning Star on the inspiring work carried out by the organisation in the North-East.
Excellent article on the work of Unite Community Branch(es) in the North East. Readers will know that Greater Manchester Law Centre has also been set up recently, by lawyers, advice workers, trade unionists (likewise Unite Community) and campaigners – and we are pleased to say that we are now able to do much the same as you reported in Newcastle. We have had our first appeal success (again, our volunteers are challenging ESA decisions) and the appellant himself will be one of those formally “opening” the centre at our “Launch” on Saturday 11th February in Moss Side, Manchester 14 (everyone supporting “I Daniel Blake” is welcome!)
We do want to go further. Access to proper advice is crucial – and all our combined volunteer strength is a tribute to the commitment to creating this high quality, face to face, legal advice, which has been cut over and over again. But we must demand more, an end to the vicious sanctions themselves.
Chair, Greater Manchester Law Centre