We are recruiting:

Law Centre Director, Social Welfare Solicitor(s), and Welfare Benefits Supervisor

Applications are now open: further information and application packs available here.

Find out more about our fight for free access to justice: download our Manifesto here.

Greater Manchester Law Centre started as a protest against cuts and closures. We have been open to the public for three years, providing a welcoming face-to-face service. We’ve provided support to people to challenge benefit decisions at tribunals, legal representation for people who are homeless or facing eviction, given expert employment law advice, and through all this we have been developing a new generation of social welfare lawyers.

But while we work with individuals, we have to challenge the policies which produce the hardships they and many others are facing in the first place. That is why we set out our purpose in our recently launched manifesto “Fighting Together for Free Access to Justice”.

We are going against the grain, and we are growing stronger. We are recruiting a Director, Social Welfare Solicitors and a Welfare Benefits Supervisor who share our passion for solidarity, not sympathy. Join the fight: find out more about the Director, Solicitor and Welfare Benefirts Supervisor roles at GMLC.

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Latest news

Stop Universal Credit, fight the Digital Workhouse: 1st August 2019

The Greater Manchester Law Centre supports the national day of action to #STOPUniversalCredit on 1st August 2019.   Local actions have been organised in Manchester by Manchester Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) and Unite Community Union.   Find out about the DPAC event in St Peters Square, Thursday 1 August 2019, 13:00-15:00 here   Find out about…

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Justice First Fellowship Training Contract with GMLC: Applications open mid-August

The Justice First Fellowship Scheme was established by the Legal Education Foundation to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues who want to pursue a career in social welfare law. We are thrilled to announce that the Greater Manchester Law Centre are able to offer a training contract…

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Our development manager Astrid started with us as a volunteer before we opened! Last week we thanked her for all her hard work and wished her the best of luck as she leaves the law centre for new adventures 💖💖 @tweetaj https://t.co/oor2KHLXbW
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RT @McrDPAC: Stop & Scrap Universal Credit, fight the Digital Workhouse: 1st August 2019 https://t.co/8v4espG9I0 @gmlawcentre @GMCDP @Acorn…
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RT @LawCentres: A rare bit of good news on #legalaid, hard won following a long legal challenge led by @childrensociety, instructing our @I…
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Day of action 1st August #STOPUniversalCredit @McrDPAC @unitetheunion UC has been designed with barriers from the very start - digitalisation is a powerful example of an obvious flaw that is built into our welfare system to deny people what they deserve. https://t.co/eCQ7U19uXm
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When Ms Samuels was unable to cover rent with housing benefit, she was declared intentionally homeless because she should have used her other benefits - the ones that are specifically calculated to cover other basic needs and those of her children https://t.co/O3FFhOKTML
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