Law Centres Update

More news on the vital work of law centres across the UK.

First, more information on Renfrewshire Law Centre‘s Law Wise Clinic at UWS:

“The Law Wise Law Clinic will be available to disadvantaged persons to attend and obtain legal advice. Student advisors from the University of the West of Scotland will work under supervision to provide written legal advice and assistance in respect of a wide range of matters. There is a real need in the Renfrewshire and Greater Glasgow area for advice services to assist disadvantaged persons who may be unable to receive legal assistance elsewhere. Law Wise is intended to be complementary to the legal services which are already provided by solicitors and other agencies. It therefore does not act for anyone who can afford the use of professional legal services or qualifies for legal aid. UWS students will participate in the law clinic through the module Law Clinic – Work Based Learning and therefore will receive academic credit for successfully completing the law clinic.”

Earlier today Fife Law Centre, which celebrates its first birthday in November, held a seminar on “Developments in Education Law” in Dunfermline City Chambers with speakers from Fife Council and Govan Law Centre.

Saltley & Nechells Law Centre in Birmingham are recruiting a project support worker for a project supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

The News & Star reports that Cumbria Law Centre is predicting that nearly 5,000 people in Cumbria will have their housing benefit cut under proposals from the coalition government.

The law centre has called an action meeting this Friday. Representatives from 25 advice agencies will meet at the Old Town Hall in Carlisle to discuss the impact of the cuts and thrash out a campaign of opposition.

Finally, Mike Dailly, Principal Solicitor at Govan Law Centre is one of the nominees for “Solicitor of the Year” at the Law Awards of Scotland, to be held in Glasgow on Thursday.  The picture (above) is from the last time Mike won the award, back in 2007.  Good luck.

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