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

Our project with law students: finalists in Pro Bono awards

As part of our Pro Bono Legal Advocacy Support Project (LASP) students from the Manchester Law School represent clients at appeal hearings who are due to have their Employment and Support Allowance reduced by the Department of Work and Pensions. The project affords students with a unique opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and…

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“We demand: no evictions as a result of Universal Credit delays” says GMLC, Disabled People Against the Cuts, Acorn tenants’ union and others

The Greater Manchester Law Centre, Disabled People Against the Cuts and Acorn tenants’ union have jointly issued a campaign demand: no one should face eviction as a result of delays to Universal Credit payments. Universal Credit is a new system that will merge many types of benefits into one single payment. It has faced harsh…

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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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Our new scheme with law students

Under GMLC’s new partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and Pro Bono Community (PBC), 16 law students will assist our clients in applying for disability benefits. All of these students have successfully completed comprehensive training in welfare benefits law from PBC as well as our own training.   DLA, PIP and our services Disability Living Allowance (DLA)…

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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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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…

Ceilidh 10th Feb

Saturday 10th February: Our Ceilidh fundraiser – Great music | Great atmosphere | Great raffle | You do the dancing!

Put on your dancing shoes and join us | with The Beech Band | Saturday, 10th February, 7pm | Saint Ninian’s United Reformed Church | 515 Wilbraham Road, Manchester M21 0UF | Near Chorlton tram station | Entrance fee: £10 waged/£5 unwaged | Please bring your own drinks! Book now on Eventbrite! Great music | Great atmosphere…

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Friday 2nd February: Bolton needs a Law Centre. Public meeting with Yasmin Qureshi MP & GMLC

We want to launch Greater Manchester Law Centre in Bolton. If you agree and want to get involved join us on Friday, 2nd February, 7pm to 8pm, at the Lecture Theatre, Bolton Central Library, Le Mans Cres, Bolton BL1 1SE   Speakers include: Maxine Peake, an esteemed GMLC patron, actress and campaigner Apologies, Maxine Peake had…