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.

Rochdale Canal

Public Space Protection Orders: ‘outright ridiculous to deeply unjust’

Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) were introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 as part of a toolkit given to Local Authorities to help them tackle anti-social behaviour[1].   They were introduced against an interesting political backdrop: increasing public concern about anti-social behaviour frustrated the Government, who were in fact seeing overall…

Homelessness in Manchester

Manchester City Council’s PSPO consultation: fewer safeguards for the homeless

Manchester City Council have proposed granting themselves new powers to address the following problems in Manchester City Centre: Street drinking “Aggressive” Begging Obstructing building entrances/exits, stairwells of premises or highways after being asked to move Occupying a tent or other temporary structure in a manner which is likely to create a health and safety risk…

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Thursday 11th April: Access to Justice: Why we need Law Centres

With: Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Justice Secretary and GMLC Patrons Maxine Peake and Robert Lizar Join us for the Greater Manchester Law Centre manifesto launch 11th April 2019, 6-8pm, Thompsons Solicitors, 55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ Access to legal advice, representation and justice can empower people, reduce homelessness and poverty, challenge the hostile environment against…

The Eccles Shelter

GMLC represents homeless people fighting eviction from hostel by NHS

See coverage in the Manchester Evening News here. And in the Mirror here. A group of homeless people who established a hostel in a vacant doctors’ surgery are facing possession proceedings by NHS Property Limited, who are seeking to evict them. The Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) are providing the homeless people with legal representation. On…