What is Greater Manchester Law Centre (GMLC)?
In late 2014, a group of legal aid lawyers, trade unionists and community advice organisations came together to declare our aim of starting a community law centre for Greater Manchester. This was to enable the people of Greater Manchester to campaign for change as well as to start to provide access to free and independent legal advice and representation for people who could not otherwise afford it. We secured premises in Moss Side, Manchester, but have since moved to Stockport Road in Levenshulme.
Volunteers are the backbone of the law centre. We will only sustain it through individual and community efforts of people doing it for ourselves.
But we are not just relying on the free labour of volunteer students and lawyers, especially if this is masking the severity of cuts and closures.
We campaign for the restoration of legal aid, and we want to encourage the government and opposition and all those who are in a position of power to change their policy for the better.