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16 June 2021

We’re taking part in the Guildford Legal Walk

Members of our award-winning team will be taking part in the 2021 Guildford Legal Walk on Wednesday 30 June. The event has been organised by the London Legal Support Trust…

10 June 2021

New Housing Advice Helpline for Merton residents

The pandemic has left many people living in precarious housing situations, with an estimated 800,000 private renters behind on their rent. With possession cases progressing through the courts and the…

1 June 2021

Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week is an annual opportunity to focus on the amazing contribution that volunteers make up and down the country and to say thank you. At the Law Centre we…

27 May 2021

Temporary ban on evictions ends on 31 May 2021

In December 2020 the Government introduced a temporary ban on evictions which was subsequently extended to 31 May 2021. The eviction ban effectively stopped county court bailiffs from carrying out…

19 May 2021

Housing solicitor shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award

Early on in the pandemic, the Law Centres Network, along with other charities, recognised that the impact of lockdown would inevitably have a knock-on effect on housing: with household income…

6 May 2021

DWP issues apology to victim of universal credit fraud after the Law Centre takes on her case

Goshka had no idea she had been a victim of identity theft until she received a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions stating that she owed them £1,475….

21 April 2021

We’re walking for justice

On Saturday 22 May, members of our team will be donning their walking boots for the annual London Legal Support Trust’s Walk the Thames fundraising event. Last year’s event was…

21 April 2021

The Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Heather is walking 100,000 steps between 30 April and 3 May in memory of Captain Tom Moore and to raise vital funds for the Law Centre. She is passionate about…

8 April 2021

AGM for the year ended 31 March 2020

‘Last night I chaired the Law Centre AGM for 2019/20. AGMs can be very formal; but they can also be a celebration, particularly in the current climate. We celebrated and…