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29 September 2022

New Education Clinic

In October we will be expanding our legal advice clinics to include free one-off advice about issues around education. Our specialist advisor will be giving 30 minutes’ free initial advice…

7 September 2022

Help with Temporary Accommodation

Thanks to a grant from Trust for London and Oak Foundation, the Law Centre is launching a new Temporary Accommodation project in collaboration with Citizens Advice Croydon as part of…

22 August 2022

Money Advice Team shortlisted in IMA Money Advice Awards 2022

We’re delighted to announce that our Money Advice Team, led by Roni Marsh (pictured above), has been shortlisted for the Debt Team of the Year in the 2022 IMA Money…

11 August 2022

Energy bills – know the risks of not paying

This information is correct at the time of publishing (11 August 2022) All the information in the press and online is suggesting that energy bills are set to increase sharply…

11 August 2022

New cost of living project

Following a number of successful pilots we are delighted that the Lottery has agreed to fund a Cost of Living project for three years. Along with support from a number…

3 August 2022

Justice Picnic

30 July was the 73rd anniversary of the Legal Aid and Advice Act. Our CEO Patrick Marples spoke live on Tuesday 2 August on The Big Breakfast Radio Show about…

28 July 2022

Better protection needed for victims of child trafficking

Following on from Sir Mo Farah’s recent revelations, UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July again shines a spotlight on the prevalence of human trafficking and shows…

12 July 2022

Join our Board of Trustees

A number of our Trustees are coming to the end of their term with us so we are looking for new Trustees to continue to strengthen our talented and committed…

30 June 2022

The Council Tax energy rebate

To help with rising energy costs and the cost of living crisis, the Government is giving all households in England in Council Tax bands A-D a rebate of £150. If…

16 June 2022

Renters Reform Bill – good news for renters?

The much-awaited government white paper on ‘A Fairer Private Rented Sector’ was published today. It sets out to address some of the issues that private renters all too often face,…

16 June 2022

London Legal Walk 2022

On Tuesday 28 June, we will be joining with around 10,000 people to take part in the 2022 London Legal Walk. We are walking to raise vital funds to enable…

9 June 2022

Extension of ‘right to buy’ will put more pressure on social housing

There are real dangers the government’s plans to boost home ownership through an extension of the right to buy scheme will lead to an even greater shortage of social housing…

1 June 2022

Volunteers’ Week 2022

Volunteers Week takes place from 1 to 7 June each year and is an annual opportunity to recognise the enormous contribution that volunteers make to so many organisations across the…

11 May 2022

10K Walk for Justice

On Monday 9 May, our team joined with around 300 lawyers, caseworkers, volunteers and students from across Surrey to take on the 10K Guildford Legal Walk. The annual event, organised…

9 May 2022

Community consultation – Surrey and Kingston

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased our awareness of the need for the Law Centre to be rooted in the community we serve, in order that we can be certain that…

28 April 2022

Stress Awareness Month

We know that legal problems can impact other areas of life. Many of our clients tell us they have experienced poorer health and well-being as a result of their legal…

27 April 2022

Expanding our community engagement

We are delighted to welcome our second community engagement manager, Eve Rogers, who joined us this month. Eve will be focussing on Kingston and Surrey. The Covid-19 pandemic increased our…

14 April 2022

Deep concern over Government’s proposal for asylum seekers

We join with others in expressing huge concern about the Government’s proposal to send asylum seekers who arrive in the UK by boat from across the Channel to Rwanda on…