The GMLC grew out of a protest against cuts to services offering free legal advice and representation.  In recent years the right to legal aid has been subject to permanent assault by successive governments.  As a result people have been left without advice and support when they need it most, putting them at the risk of poverty, homelessness and unemployment.  On this page you can find out all the latest news from the struggle to restore legal aid.

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Create a Levy for Free Access to Justice: An open letter to Andy Burnham

  *Sign this letter here* Dear Andy Burnham, The Greater Manchester Law Centre invites you to fund pro bono and charitable legal services by introducing a levy on Manchester’s corporate legal sector. Your manifesto declares that Greater Manchester will be ‘a beacon of social justice to the country’, ‘where no one is left behind’. To…

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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…

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…