We at the GMLC are a campaigning organisation. We are actively fighting Government cuts to legal aid and for the restoration of funding and support for all who need legal advice and representation. We are also fighting to change Government welfare reform policy. The vulnerable in our community face real hardship, and we are using our experience enact real change through strategic litigation. On this page you can find out all about our campaigning activities.

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In solidarity: Bolton Trades Council statement following the fire that engulfed the Cube

The below is a statement from Bolton Trades Council following the fire than engulfed the Cube. That this has happened following the Grenfell Tower tragedy is simply unacceptable. We must fight for safe and secure housing and we at Greater Manchester Law Centre fully support the points made by Bolton Trades Council.  The fire at the…

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Support us on 7th November 2pm: Our representations against the PSPO

Support our representations at the Communities and Equalities Scrutiny Committee, Thursday, 7th November 2:00pm, further details here   We have been campaigning against Manchester City Council’s proposed Public Space Protection Order for unfairly targeting homeless people, for carrying a clear risk of abuse of power and for punishing homeless people who struggle to access support. Along with other groups who work…

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“The building had already been turned into a deathtrap” – response to leaked Grenfell report

Following the leaked extracts of the report after the first phase of the Grenfell inquiry, the media has highlighted alleged “shortcomings” of London Fire Brigade in responding to the fire. The Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) strongly supports the response of the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union, Matt Wrack, who stated that the…

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Public Space Protection Order: still ineffective, still dangerous

After months of waiting for the Council’s proposals following their “consultation”, the current plans as reported in the Manchester Evening News yesterday amount to no real change.   Manchester City Council still believes that enabling council officers to issue £100 fines and issue criminal proceedings of homeless people is a lawful, morally justified and effective…