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18 January 2023

Cost of Living: Energy Price Increases

The Government has announced plans to reduce the support for vulnerable households in fuel poverty for 2023-24. The plans are on top of an increase in energy bills from 01…

19 December 2022

Immigration solicitor wins Outstanding Achievement Award

Our immigration solicitor Rajitha Kumar has been awarded one of only three Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Law Centres Network. The award was in recognition of Rajitha’s outstanding success in…

13 December 2022

Christmas opening times 2022

We will be operating a reduced service over the festive season. Our Croydon office will be open as follows: Our phone lines will be closed from 12pm on Friday 23…

7 December 2022

We’re an accredited Living Wage Employer

We are delighted to announce that the Law Centre has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. This means that everyone working here will receive at least the minimum hourly…

16 November 2022

Our open letter to Michael Gove following the inquest into the death of Awaab Ishak

Our CEO Patrick Marples has sent an open letter to Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove following the inquest’s findings that the cause of two-year-old…

11 November 2022

Talk Money Week 2022

Talk Money Week takes place every year to raise awareness of the importance of talking about money. This year, it is even more important due to the cost of living…

10 November 2022

Pro Bono Week 2022

Each year Pro Bono Week gives the opportunity to acknowledge the huge – and vital – contribution that volunteer lawyers make in enabling people to access justice. We know that…

3 November 2022

Our joint letter to the PM

We, along with 60 other charities, have sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister demanding that he takes urgent action over the energy and cost of living crisis to…

25 October 2022

Housing solicitor appointed deputy district judge

The Law Centre’s housing team continues to go from strength to strength with housing solicitor Jeinsen Lam having been appointed as deputy district judge in the South Eastern Circuit. Jeinsen…

20 October 2022

Campaigning for Energy for All

On Wednesday 19 October we took part in the #EnergyForAll rally and march at Westminster. The event, organised by Fuel Poverty Action, culminated in delivering a petition to Downing Street….

18 October 2022

Anti-Slavery Day 2022

Anti-Slavery Day is a chance to pay particular attention to the grave realities of human trafficking and modern slavery. However, this year it is accompanied with deep concern surrounding the…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…