PLEASE NOTE: GMLC’s offices are not currently open for initial enquiries. Some of our staff are still working from home. If it is your first time speaking to us about your issue, please call or email us. We may arrange an in-person appointment if necessary after an initial discussion with you.
What is Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC)?
In late 2014, a group of legal aid lawyers, trade unionists and community advice organisations came together to declare our aim of starting a community Law Centre for Greater Manchester. This was to enable the people of Greater Manchester to campaign for change as well as to provide access to free and independent legal advice and representation for people who could not otherwise afford it. We secured premises in Moss Side, Manchester, but have since moved to Stockport Road in Levenshulme.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Law Centre. We only sustain it through individual and community efforts of people doing it for ourselves.
But we are not just relying on the free labour of volunteer students and lawyers, especially if this is masking the severity of cuts and closures.
We campaign for the restoration of legal aid, and we want to encourage the government and opposition and all those who are in a position of power to change their policy for the better.
Our friendly and dedicated front-of-house reception staff will try to help you with all your enquiries – on the phone or face to face. To use our services, you need to be resident in Greater Manchester. If we are able to deal with your enquiry, we will arrange an appointment with one of our case workers or monthly legal advice clinics. If no appointments are available, we will try to signpost/refer you to an organisation that may be able to help you. Click on the links below to find out about the services we have available.
From the beginning, we have been more than a Law Centre. We campaign for access to justice, and for welfare provisions, employment rights, and housing for all. You can read more about why we campaign here. Otherwise, click on the pictures below to read about our live campaigns.
There are many ways of getting involved with GMLC, from affiliating your union branch, to fundraising and donating or becoming a member. We also have many volunteers from the community and universities – click through below or get in touch if you’d like to help out. Please see our Get Involved pages for more.
669 Stockport Road
(Our premises are accessible.)
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
New or general enquiries: Monday to Friday10am-3pm
Phone 0161 769 2244