GMLC Bolton meeting

Friday 2nd February: Bolton needs a Law Centre. Public meeting with Maxine Peake, Yasmin Qureshi MP & GMLC

We want to launch Greater Manchester Law Centre in Bolton. If you agree and want to get involved join us on Friday, 2nd February, 7pm to 8pm, at the Lecture Theatre, Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Cres, Bolton BL1 1SE   Speakers include: Maxine Peake, an esteemed GMLC patron, actress and campaigner Yasmin Qureshi, MP for…

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Save the date: Friday 20th April 2018. With Lord Bach: Legal Aid and the Future of Free Access to Justice

Legal Aid and the Future of Free Access to  Justice: An event by the Greater Manchester Law Centre with Lord Bach and Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon. Save the date: Friday 20th April 2018, 18:00-20:00, Manchester City Centre. Further details and more speakers to be announced. Join us on 20th April as we discuss the current state of Legal Aid,…

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The PIP Claim Process – A Study by GMLC Volunteers

Paul Cosier, Katrina Beitina and Marcia Hutchinson are volunteers at the Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC). This article collates widely-felt concerns as reported elsewhere about the Personal Independence Payment claim process, including some of the concerning case-studies regarding people with disabilities or chronic ailments and the difficulties they face in maintaining a claim.

GMLC challenges welfare policy where injustices occur, by drawing on their own casework experience and promoting the stories of those let down by the welfare system. At their recent AGM they announced plans for strategic litigation, where they will bring a legal challenge against welfare policy itself. This article is therefore part of the foundations for legal campaigning.

Paul also conducted a study of the ESA claim process for GMLC, which you can find here”.

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Our Statement on Universal Credit: We will not be complicit

At the Greater Manchester Law Centre, we help people to navigate the existing benefits system. Vulnerable members of our community are struggling to access the support they deserve because of long and intimidating application forms and convoluted tribunal processes. In our first year, we helped clients with lost benefits to claim back £370,000, which demonstrates that many people…

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Editorial and Research Group Meeting: 6pm October 16th

6pm October 16th at our premises, 159 Princess Road. All of our supporters and volunteers are welcome but you must let us know if you plan to attend: email development[at]gmlaw.org.uk The launch of our Editorial and Research Group earlier this year was a resounding success. Our volunteers research and write articles on topical legal issues, which we then…