We would like to express our thanks to local firm Alison Law Solicitors, who have generously offered to donate £200 per month to GMLC for the rest of 2019.
“Our firm has always been committed in ensuring that access to justice is made available to everyone regardless to their financial circumstances” – Habib Rahman, Alison Law Chairman
This money will go towards GMLC’s services and campaign for free access to justice. Our face-to-face and professional advice and representation are completely free for clients, and we have won back over 1.5 million pounds for disabled and unwell claimants who should never have been denied benefits in the first place.
“Regular donations and standing orders are particularly valuable to us, because they give us stability and the ability to plan for the future” – Roz Burgin, GMLC Development Manager
Roughly one year ago, we ran a six-week project with students from the University of Law who researched corporate sponsorship opportunities for GMLC as well as potential partners for strategic litigation. We are consistently reaching out to chambers, law firms and individuals for financial support, because we rely on contributions and donations for our survival. Following discussions about our shared passion for access to justice, Alison Law generously responded to our call for support.
Previous support for GMLC from Greater Manchester’s legal community includes a £11,035.11 donation from Kenworthy’s Chambers, amounting to a percentage of their barristers’ fees.
“We are grateful for all the lawyers who support the pro bono, charitable and legal aid services. At the same time we will continue to call for the restoration of legal aid nationally.” – John Nicholson GMLC Chair
Moss Side-based Human Rights lawyer and GMLC patron Robert Lizar echoed the call for sustainable legal services:
“Pro bono is not enough. It is a fraction of what is desperately needed in terms of legal support for our communities.” – Rober Lizar, GMLC Patron