Here we are talking about what we are doing and how we are fighting for free access to justice.

Greater Manchester Law Centre Manifesto Launch: “Solidarity, not sympathy!”

On Thursday, 11th April, we launched our manifesto at a public event. The event was packed. 150 people were in attendance: students, advisers, lawyers and community groups, old and new friends. The full manifesto can now be downloaded here. Norma Turner, one of GMLC’s founders, chaired the event and speakers included GMLC Patron and human rights lawyer Robert…

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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…

Manchester Legal Awards Finalist

We are finalists in the Manchester Legal Awards – Pro Bono/Community Initiative Award

We are pleased to announce that our project with the Manchester Law School has been nominated for Manchester’s Pro Bono/Community Initiative Award. As part of our Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP), students from Manchester Metropolitan University’s Law School receive GMLC’s professional training and supervision, meet disabled and unwell people who have been refused benefits, prepare their cases…

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A Greater Manchester response to the ‘decimation’ of Legal Aid

The Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC) has called for “urgent action” following national and local news coverage of the ‘decimation’ of Legal Aid[1], and has reviewed the impact on Greater Manchester specifically. Volunteers at GMLC reviewed the Legal Aid statistics published by Ministry of Justice and Legal Aid Agency, which indicate that the number of…

Counsel Magazine, “Extraordinary working lives: a day in the life as a legal aid lawyer”

This article by our chair, John Nicholson, was featured in Counsel Magazine, the monthly journal of the Bar of England and Wales.     Extraordinary Working Lives: John Nicholson Free-access-to-justice campaigner John Nicholson recounts a day in the life as a legal aid lawyer operating in the hostile environment   Waking in the early hours. Anxious…