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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Council report lays cost of welfare cuts bare

Liverpool is now the fourth most deprived borough in England. And austerity has hit the most vulnerable people the hardest since the current government came into power in 2010. But now, a damning report from Liverpool Council has shown just how badly the city has been hit. In a ground-breaking report, Liverpool Council found one out of every four households – 55,000…

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“Immigration Detention”

Andrew Langdon QC adds the Bar’s weight to a chorus of criticism on the intolerable state of immigration detention: no judicial scrutiny; no time limits; and scant access to justice I would like to devote this column to our treatment of immigrants whom we detain in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) and in prison. There are…

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Excellent speech by Ken Loach at the film awards

The Baftas went according to plan, if not exactly according to type, and the pundits’ predictions were largely correct, although it is sad that Moonlight did not get the silverware that it deserved. There was actually an interestingly political and dissentient flavour to the evening, with wins for I, Daniel Blake in the best British film category, occasioning a stirring…

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“‘We will have access to justice’: Greater Manchester Law Centre opens”

The Greater Manchester Law Centre opened its doors to the public this weekend becoming the third new centre to join the network post-LASPO. ‘Legal aid has been cut and cut again,’ commented John Nicholson, the law centre’s chair. ‘Now – when people are facing vicious benefit sanctions, homelessness, escalating racism, cuts in health and education…