Sam Maher

Trustee

Sam was a Legal Advocacy Support Project(LASP) student with the Greater Manchester Law Centre and joined GMLC’s Management Committee in 2018.

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Craig has been a member of the GMLC Management Committee since late 2017. Craig is a practicing barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers in Manchester. He has a background in the voluntary sector and is a strong believer in the right to publicly funded legal advice. Having started out as a volunteer at a local law centre…

Aisha Qureshi Khan

Trustee

Aisha originally worked as a mental health social worker, being committed to social justice and working with vulnerable people within the NHS. She has since retrained as a lawyer and passed her LPC (“Legal Practice Course”, the final vocational stage for becoming a solicitor in England and Wales). Since 2017 has a training contract with Robert…

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Kev is working with others in Bolton to investigate the possibilities for establishing Law Centre advice services there. Kev says, “As a longstanding trade unionist and campaigner for social justice, I am committed to making the community in which we live a fair and safe place for all. I would like to see the services…

Giles Elliot

Giles has been giving advice about benefits for more than 20 years at various Citizens Advice Bureaux across the North West, including the now closed South Manchester Law Centre. Over that time, he has acted as a representative for around 2,000 clients, about half of whom he has represented in person at tribunals. He is…

Roz Burgin

Development Manager

Roz is one of two Development Managers at the Greater Manchester Law Centre, co-ordinating GMLC’s campaigning and publicity activities. This involves building a volunteer team for research and publishing, as well as maintaining relationships with press contacts, community groups, Universities and the legal sector. Roz is particularly keen to work with grassroots organisations to support…

Sukhdeep Singh

Sukhdeep is currently an immigration caseworker at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU). He was previously coordinator and caseworker at the now closed South Manchester Law Centre. Has been involved in a number of local anti-deportation campaigns (such as those on behalf of Michael Decardi-Nelson, William Weekes and Henry Agillo) and was a founder member…

Mala Wainwright

Mala was the Admin and Finance Manager at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) for many years. She was involved in the campaign to save South Manchester Law Centre, and when it opened in August 2016, joined GMLC as a volunteer to continue fighting for free access to justice. She still works as a volunteer,…

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Norma is retired community nurse and a long-standing union representative within the NHS. Now a member of Greater Manchester Unite Community Branch, she has been involved in a number of voluntary organisations, where her roles have involved volunteer management, training and face-to-face support. These organisations include the George House Trust; Pankhurst Women’s Centre, and Women’s…

Astrid Johnson

Development Manager

Astrid is the other part-time Development Manager at GMLC with a focus on outreach work. This involves creating and maintaining GMLC’s relationships with the Greater Manchester community and local politicians, introducing GMLC’s services and campaigns to them, and recruiting volunteers for the services offered by GMLC. Astrid is responsible for community and corporate fundraising and…