Whether it is advising clients or helping out at our campaigning and fundraising events, the dedication and enthusiasm of our fantastic volunteers is essential to everything we do.  As a charity we are always looking for more volunteers to join our fight for free access to justice. On this page you can find the latest news on what our volunteers have been up to, and updates on ways in which you can get involved.

COVID-19: Making Homelessness Applications

We understand that some local authorities across Greater Manchester have or will be closing their face to face homelessness assessment services. This doesn’t mean that people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness cannot make homelessness applications. Applications can be made by phone or by e-mail. We know that they are under enormous pressure, but…

General Election 2019- our response.

Now that the General Election is behind us, Greater Manchester Law Centre implores the incoming Government to secure access to justice for the whole community. The priorities set out in the Law Centre Manifesto remain the basis upon which we believe that access to justice for all can be achieved. Our message of community solidarity…

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Sign up to our Manifesto-“Fighting Together for Free Access to Justice”

At the Greater Manchester Law Centre we have a vision of a fairer society and we believe that every one of us has a part to play. We simply cannot stand silently by and watch the attack on the most poor and vulnerable in our communities worsen. In this spirit, we launched our Manifesto- “Fighting…

General Election 2019: How the big parties weigh in on ‘access to justice’

A month ago we promised to demand that the political parties headed to the General Election commit themselves to ensuring free access to justice for all those who have become victims of homelessness, racism and the hostile environment which operates against migrants and claimants. We contacted Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Jo Swinson and Caroline Lucas.…

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Justice First Fellowship Training Contract with GMLC: Applications open mid-August

The Justice First Fellowship Scheme was established by the Legal Education Foundation to support the next generation of students committed to public interest and social justice issues who want to pursue a career in social welfare law. We are thrilled to announce that the Greater Manchester Law Centre are able to offer a training contract…

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UN rapporteur: the devastating relationship between legal aid cuts, poverty and ‘the systematic immiseration of millions’

By Brocho Nemetsky Brocho is a volunteer at the GMLC. She is interested in learning about our rights, and helping others to do the same. She works as a paralegal at Brian Barr Solicitors, and hopes to work as a Barrister.     On 5 November 2018, Philip Alston, the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty…