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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Legal Aid and The Future of Free Access to Justice: The conversation comes to Manchester

On Friday 20th April, a high-profile panel will be speaking on Legal Aid and The Future of Free Access to Justice at an event in central Manchester, hosted by the Greater Manchester Law Centre. Panelists include former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Lord William Bach, Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon MP, Young Legal Aid Lawyers Vice-Chair…

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Friday 20th April: With Lord Bach – Legal Aid and the Future of Free Access to Justice

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW: Legal Aid and the Future of Free Access to Justice: An event by the Greater Manchester Law Centre with Lord Bach, Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon, Young Legal Aid Lawyers Vice-Chair Siobhán Taylor-Ward and Joe Mensah-Dankwah of Black Solicitors Network. Book your tickets now! Click here. Tickets are in high demand so…

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Case commentary from a GMLC volunteer: Barton v Wright Hassall LLP

Commentary by Robert Povall. Robert is a Campaign Volunteer with GMLC. He is currently studying a GDL at the University of Law and is passionate about making a difference. He wants to become a Barrister, specialising in immigration, civil liberties and human rights. Would you like to write an article or case commentary for GMLC?…

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GMLC supports the emergency solidarity vigil for Yarl’s Wood strikers, 8th March 5pm

The Greater Manchester Law Centre supports the emergency solidarity vigil for Yarl’s Wood strikers and all those in immigration detention. Thursday 8th March, 5-6pm outside Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square. Please note that GMLC do not offer legal advice or representation on immigration matters. You can find our available services here. Tomorrow, on International Women’s…

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Work & Pensions Committee: PIP & ESA trust deficit fails claimants and the public purse

In November 2017 Greater Manchester Law Centre submitted a contribution to the Work and Pensions Committee, after they put out a call for evidence on the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA carried out by private contractors Capita, Atos and Maximus. Our submission was part of the evidence of the full report, which…

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Wednesday 14th February: Grenfell Solidarity Rally

The Greater Manchester Law Centre supports this solidarity rally.   GMATUC (the representative body for grassroots trades unionists in Greater Manchester) have organised a rally in support of Grenfell residents at 6:30pm on 14th February, Market Street, Manchester. The event will consist of a silent candlelit march led by people walking in single file, carrying placard…

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Welfare for Social Welfare Professionals: Encouraging the next generation of legal aid lawyers

By Haseeb Khan, GMLC Campaign Volunteer. “‘I am a BPTC graduate and I volunteer with the law centre’s research and editorial team. Having been born and brought up in Manchester I was excited to hear about the fantastic work the centre has been doing recently. Changes to the legal aid landscape are a major part…