Birmingham Law firm helps new Birmingham Community Law Centre

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Julie Michael Bates receive cheque from DLA Piper

Lawyers at DLA Piper in Victoria Square have donated £500 to the new Birmingham Community Law Centre which opened its doors in September.

Presenting the cheque to Law Centre Manager Michael Bates at the Law Centres Network Conference on 29th November, Uddi Datta from DLA Piper said: "We are delighted to be able to help the new Community Law Centre. It is providing a much needed service to the people of Birmingham.”

Receiving the cheque, Michael Bates replied: "It is great to have the support of a prestigious local firm like DLA Piper. Although our organisation is very new we have already helped nearly 200 people with problems with welfare benefits, debt, community care and public law.

“We are going to use the money to put up clear signage so everyone who needs our help can easily find us.”

The new Community Law Centre is based at the Bangladesh Centre on Walford Road in Sparkbrook. It opened its doors on 11th September in response to the closure of the former Birmingham Law Centre on Coventry Road.

[In the photo above (L-R): Benedict Gorner (DLA Piper), Julie Bishop (Law Centres Network), Michael Bates (Birmingham Community Law Centre), Uddi Datta (DLA Piper).]