June 24th 2014

Islington Law Centre successfully challenges legal aid restrictions

The High Court has found that the Legal Aid Agency had unlawfully refused exceptional case funding in several immigration cases, one of which included a case of a refugee seeking family reunificati...

June 17th 2014

Cumbria Law Centre warns of Bedroom Tax effect on evictions

Cumbria Law Centre, based in Carlisle, has reported a sharp rise in clients facing eviction from their homes. It has identified DWP's so-called 'under-occupancy charge' as a major factor in pushing...

June 9th 2014

Law Centre specialist wins social welfare lawyer of the year

Douglas Johnson, of Sheffield Citizens Advice and Law Centre (formerly Sheffield Law Centre), was awarded the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award in the social welfare category.  The aw...

May 22nd 2014

'Good outcome all round' as 260,000 benefit from legal challenge

As reported, a Law Centre has challenged a South Yorkshire transport authority after it withdrew concessionary rate travel fees for disabled and older people. The local authority has now confirmed ...

May 13th 2014

Law Centre gets transport provider to rethink disabled concession cuts

Clients of Sheffield Citizens Advice and Law Centre (SCALC) have expressed pleasure at proposals to reinstate the full travel concession for disabled people in South Yorkshire.  After a ...

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