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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Universal Credit to roll out in Altrincham and Stretford 17th July 2017

Universal Credit is a new benefit which replaces Income Support, Income Based Employment Support Allowance, Income Based Jobseekers Allowance, Tax Credits and Housing Benefit with a single monthly payment. This means if you are looking to make a fresh claim for any of the above, your claim will be processed as Universal Credit. Whilst Universal…

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Manchester Arena Attack Free Legal Advice

If you were at the Manchester Arena and have been affected by the attack on Monday 22nd May 2017, Manchester Law Society can help you get free legal advice and assistance. If you have been physically or mentally injured or have concerns about yours/others property, long-term healthcare arrangements, financial obligations/debt, benefits, insurance, family matters or…

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Grenfell Tower inquiry must be on residents’ terms, says Hillsborough families’ barrister

Leading human rights lawyer and GMLC patron Michael Mansfield QC has called on the Grenfell residents to insist that they were not ‘excluded’ from any forthcoming inquiry. Michael Mansfield QC called on victims of the Kensington tower-block blaze which killed at least 79 people to act immediately: ‘Those who’ve got the strength have got to come together to…

GMLC is supporting the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit in their campaign to protect and represent unaccompanied child refugees in claiming asylum in the UK

The urgent need for children to have access to safe and legal routes to protection has become more pressing following the fire which devastated between 1000 to 1500 homes at the Grand-Synthe migrant camp, near Dunkirk, in April earlier this year. Whilst the Dubs Amendment Scheme sought to relocate around 3, 000 vulnerable child refugees, the recent…

Greater Manchester Law Centre General Election 2017 survey

In this election we are asking what commitments to Free Access to Justice candidates in all ten boroughs of Greater Manchester – Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan – are willing to make. We have gathered these questions from our own members and supporters and will be making the results available. Come back to this website, follow…

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Introducing the Campaign Volunteer Scheme

We have been hard at work reviewing GMLC’s volunteering opportunities. Our aim is to provide volunteering opportunities for those who cannot necessarily commit a full day per week to working on our premises, or for those who prefer to focus on our outreach and campaigning activity. We are therefore pleased to launch our Campaign Volunteer Scheme. Whilst Services Volunteers…