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A Greater Manchester response to the ‘decimation’ of Legal Aid

The Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) has called for “urgent action” following national and local news coverage of the ‘decimation’ of Legal Aid[1], and has reviewed the impact on Greater Manchester specifically. Volunteers at GMLC reviewed the Legal Aid statistics published by Ministry of Justice and Legal Aid Agency, which indicate that the number of…

Latest Updates

Latest Updates from the Greater Manchester Law Centre

| Our latest column in the law society messenger | Advocacy and self-advocacy in Manchester: Empowering ourselves and strengthening each other | Could you join our welfare benefits team? | This Christmas give the gift of free access to justice |   “I have been lucky to meet truly dedicated and inspirational people sacrificing their free time and efforts.“ – Alex McColl, GMLC Volunteer…

no to hostile environment

No one ‘is’ illegal: Statement by our Chair John Nicholson in support of the Guardian & Observer 2018 Appeal, defending victims of the UK’s ‘hostile environment’

Racism has always been used to “divide and rule” Half a century of immigration laws in this country have reinforced this – Indian vs West Indian, African vs Australian, “good” (often white) migrants vs “bad” migrants. And “benefit scroungers” vs “bogus immigrants”. The scandal that has come to light affecting the Windrush Generation this year…

Law Society Messenger Column

“What made me first want to study law is the same thing that makes me want to succeed in becoming a social welfare lawyer”

We have a monthly column in the Law Society Messenger. You can see the full December edition here. This month, GMLC volunteer Alex McColl writes about what drives him as an aspiring barrister pursuing a career in social welfare and human rights law.     The Greater Manchester Law Centre is a campaign for free access…