About Us

“If people want a law centre in greater Manchester, there will be a law centre in greater Manchester.”- Anon, 1st organising meeting of the Greater Manchester Law Centre

Greater Manchester Law Centre is an organisation that aims to provide free legal advice and representation to the residents of the entirety of the Greater Manchester region. Our work focuses on the needs of clients who for multiple reasons of exclusion cannot access legal help from private solicitors. We expect to provide in-depth case work to a specialist level in:

  • Welfare Benefits
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Discrimination
  • Human Rights
  • Debt
  • Education
  • Community Care
  • Mental Health
  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Public Law.

We aspire to be a leading community Law Centre in Britain, with a strong legal practice providing expert advice, casework and representation, enabling people in Greater Manchester to be active citizens, to protect and promote their interests, to understand their legal rights and, when necessary, to enforce them.

As well as offering legal advice, Greater Manchester Law Centre will campaign for the restoration of comprehensive legal aid as an essential part of the welfare state. In addition, continuing in the tradition of campaigning law centres, our longer term goals will also be to encourage the future generations of conscientious lawyers.

Read about our journey as a Law Centre and our commitment to providing high-quality, free and independent legal advice to those in need, here

The Greater Manchester Law Centre is a member of the Law Centres Network

23 May 2016