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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…

31 March 2022

Have your say about run-down housing

The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee has today launched a survey asking for the views and experiences of social housing tenants in England regarding the condition of their homes…

30 March 2022

National Meter Reading Day

An urgent reminder to everyone to read your gas and electricity meters on Thursday 31 March 2022 in advance of the higher energy price cap coming into effect on 1…

10 March 2022

Crisis Navigation – one year on

We launched our crisis navigation service in March 2021 with an online event attended by a wide variety of organisations and community groups from across the boroughs of Croydon and…

9 March 2022

Welcoming Ukrainian nationals to the UK

We join with those calling on the government to do more to enable Ukrainian nationals to enter the UK. There are currently two routes into the UK for Ukrainians: The…

4 February 2022

Wandsworth charities share concern that local residents are being left out in the cold

We and six Wandsworth charities are concerned that local residents are being left out in the cold, as time is running out for Wandsworth Council to distribute £2m winter hardship…

3 February 2022

Deep concern over today’s announcement about the rise in the energy price cap

We are deeply concerned about the impact of today’s announcement about the sharp rise in the energy price cap. Roni Marsh, our Money Advice Team Leader, commented: “A lot of…

26 January 2022

Free support for EUSS applications in Merton

Thanks to funding from Merton Council, we are offering free support with EUSS applications for anyone who lives, works or studies in the borough of Merton. We can help with:…

24 January 2022

‘You have to choose between heating or eating’

We and five Wandsworth charities have issued a stark joint warning today that many local people are unable to afford to heat their homes this winter, as freezing weather and…

19 January 2022

Our immigration & asylum team receives a further Excellence rating

Our immigration & asylum team has received another Excellence rating in their latest independent peer review. This is the highest rating possible in Legal Aid Agency audits. The review, a…

6 January 2022

New lunchtime public legal education workshops

We are delighted to be offering a series of free lunchtime public legal education workshops, delivered in conjunction with the Streetlaw Project at BPP University Law School. Starting in January,…

15 December 2021

We’ve been awarded Debt Team of the Year 2021

Our Money Advice team has been named Debt Team of the Year at Debt Free London’s inaugural Debt Free Awards. The awards ceremony was held on Friday 10 December 2021…

6 December 2021

Housing solicitor interviewed by The Law Society Gazette over MoJ proposals

Jeinsen Lam, our housing team leader for Croydon, has been speaking to The Law Society Gazette in response to the Ministry of Justice’s unveiling of their new model to provide…

8 October 2021

We’re Highly Commended in the Law Society Excellence Awards 2021

We have been Highly Commended in the Excellence in Access to Justice Award in the Law Society Awards 2021. The judges were particularly impressed that we continued to offer legal…