Category Archives: Law Centres

Justice in freefall

Date: 19th December 2016 Categories:

  LAG ends the year with a new report analysing the Ministry of Justice’s legal aid statistics and other evidence to identify the key trends in the legal aid market since the passage and implementation of LASPO (the Legal Aid, …

Action needed on advice deserts

Date: 23rd December 2015 Categories:

Pinning down precisely how many not for profit (NfP) legal advice centres there are and what they do is a difficult exercise. This is due to the eclectic mix providers and lack of overall planning in the sector. A survey …

Law Centre closures

Date: 12th February 2014 Categories:

Last year three Law Centres were forced to close due to the cuts in legal aid and other reductions in funding. Two months into the current year a handful more Law Centres have either closed or, are in the process …

Law Centre for young people closes

Date: 3rd September 2013 Categories:

LAG has learnt that Streetwise Community Law Centre® based in the London borough of Bromley has decided to close due to funding problems.   The Law Centre specialised in social welfare law, providing a London-wide service for young people aged …

Birmingham Law Centre closes

Date: 25th June 2013 Categories:

LAG has learnt today that Birmingham Law Centre® has closed. A message on the Law Centre’s public telephone line informs creditors to contact the Official Receiver. Clients are told that they will receive a letter from the Law Centre about …

Government cuts support to advice sector

Date: 16th January 2013 Categories:

Another day, another cut for civil legal advice services. Yesterday, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced that it is ending grants to three charities, the Advice Services Alliance (ASA), the Law Centres Federation (LCF) and the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens …

Law Centre fights back against the LSC

Date: 10th November 2010 Categories:

South Manchester Law Centre was claiming victory this week in the first round of its legal battle against the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to stay open.   The Law Centre, which is under threat of closure after having cash withdrawn …

Manchester Law Centres face closure

Date: 20th September 2010 Categories:

Two Manchester-based Law Centres are at risk of closing their doors to clients for good from next month as they have lost out in a tender to run legal advice services in the city.   Manchester City Council and the …

Law Centres in crisis

Date: 11th March 2008 Categories:

LAG has learnt that Gateshead Law Centre called in the receivers last Friday (7 March) after getting into financial difficulties. Gateshead joins Stockport Law Centre which closed its doors in November last year due to problems meeting the targets under …

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