Shifting sands – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 16th, 2008 in law centres, special report by sally

“Time may be running out for the pioneering law centres movement, born 40 years ago at the high point of 1960s idealism. Jon Robins reports on the sector’s struggle for survival.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 15th May 2008

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Now, even the pro bono units can’t afford to stay open – The Times

Posted April 18th, 2008 in law centres, pro bono work, special report by sally

“The shake-up in legal aid is having a devastating effect on law centres – hitting some of those most deserving of legal help.”

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The Times, 17th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Legal Opinion: Financial crisis pushes law centres to the brink – The Independent

Posted March 19th, 2008 in law centres, special report by sally

“Lawyers working in law centres are often the last hope for people in desperate situations. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, reports on hard times from the legal coal-face.”

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The Independent, 19th March 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk