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Read the latest news, updates, interviews and opinons from Law for Life.

Building Legal Capability: Section 21 Eviction Notices

Building Legal Capability: Section 21 Eviction Notices
New London date: 27 April 2017

21 March 2017

Building Legal Capability: Dealing with Disrepair

Building Legal Capability: Dealing with Disrepair
London, 23 May 2017

20 March 2017

Volunteering for Law for Life

Law for Life is seeking Volunteer Legal Information Assistant and
Volunteer Research Information Assistant

28 February 2017

Building Legal Capability: Section 21 Eviction Notices Training

Law for Life has recently delivered a full day’s training for private renters, and organisations who support private renters such as tenants’ rights associations and small/medium size charities.

8 December 2016

Guest article: Legal Empowerment as a path towards social justice and inclusion: the work of Nazdeek

An article by Francesca Feruglio, co-founder of Nazdeek.

19 July 2016

How to use a grievance procedure to deal with discrimination and other problems at work

A great guide to help you step by step with a grievance procedure at work.

PIP Appeal

Dealing successfully with a Personal Independence Payment appeal guide and our PIP Mandatory Request tool.

20 June 2016

How do we teach about the law?

Tara Mulqueen and Tony Thorpe: a reflection on their method of teaching public legal education at Law for Life.

22 March 2016

How to apply for parental responsibility without the help of a lawyer

Parental responsibility – what it is and how to get it.

Legal Needs, Legal Capability and the Role of Public Legal Education

A Law for Life report analysing the findings of the 2010 and 2012 UK Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey.

8 December 2015

Assessing the information and training resource needs of tenants in the private rented sector

Law for Life has produced a short report assessing the legal information and training resources available for tenants in the private rented sector.

30 November 2015

How to avoid or deal with Benefit Sanctions

Our second free e-learning course aims to help users avoid being unnecessarily sanctioned and to help work out what to do if it does happen.

30 September 2015

New Resource for PLE Trainers

We are delighted to announce the publication of a free, new training resource focusing on the development of legal capability.

4 June 2015

Law in Children’s Lives

Our Chief Executive Lisa Wintersteiger is pleased to be providing advice and support to a research team at the University of Leicester that is seeking to find out more about children’s understanding of law in their everyday lives.

2 June 2015

Caught in the web – young people and the internet

In November Dr Catrina Denvir from the UCL Faculty of Law, launched our series of informal networking events with a presentation on her recent PhD research ‘Caught in the web- how young people resolve civil justice problems’.

18 December 2014

Meeting the information needs of litigants in person

The report ‘Meeting the information needs of litigants in person’, commissioned by the Civil Justice Council from Law for Life’s Advicenow team has now been published.

28 October 2014

Advicenow- our public legal information website

Advicenow is an independent website run by Law for Life. It provides accurate, up-to-date information on rights and the law.

7 October 2014

Help for people representing themselves in family proceedings

Law for Life’s Advicenow project has recently published two new action guides for litigants in person and their advisers

24 July 2014

Community Advice Champions

In partnership with innovative East London charity, Community Links, Law for Life has designed a “highly effective” Public Legal Education programme, and trained 22 local volunteers as Community Advice Champions to provide early intervention help.

1 July 2014

Phil Evans – Advicenow’s cartoonist

Phil Evans, cartoonist, died in March aged 68. He was best known for his political cartoons of the 70’s but was also cartoonist for our Advicenow website.

2 April 2014

Low Commission Report

The Low Commission report was published in January 2014.

14 February 2014

Better Information Handbook: Canadian edition

A second international edition of Advicenow’s Better Information Handbook has been published in Canada

5 November 2013

Pro bono PLE report published

The Attorney General’s domestic pro bono coordinating committee has today published the report of its public legal education (PLE) working group.

4 November 2013

Advicenow joins Law for Life

The Advicenow website and its staff have joined Law for Life. The trustees of the Advice Services Alliance and Law for Life reached agreement to transfer the project in June.

12 August 2013

Five fruit and veg a day : musings on public health education and PLE

Law for Life trustee, Amanda Finlay reflects the approach taken by health professions to promoting good health and asks whether a similar strategic approach should be applied to legal services.

21 February 2013

An example of good information

Better information needed at court

In court you’re on unfamiliar territory, it’s stressful, and you need clear guidance on procedures and clear instructions on how to fill in court forms. Surely you can expect clear and helpful guidance on how to proceed?

12 November 2012

The Triple Dividend: Thriving lives. Costing less. Contributing more. Introducing the ‘ready for everything’ agenda

An influential paper by the Early Action Task Force about how to develop a community ‘ready for everything’. Their recommendations favouring early intervention and enabling services resonate with the role of public education and the creation of legally capable citizens.

21 March 2012

Kim Economides

60 second interview with Professor Kim Economides

Professor Kim Economides, Director of the Legal Issues Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand. He came to New Zealand three years ago to head a new research centre dedicated to making the legal system more accessible.

15 March 2012

Information under threat

Myths and misconceptions about the law abound. People believe they have rights they don’t, but are unaware of the rights and obligations they actually have. The best advice is not to believe everything the man in the pub tells you: go and look it up.

18 February 2012

Access to justice for litigants in person (or self-represented litigants) report

A major report by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) recommends making the justice system fairer and simpler for people going to court without a lawyer.

12 February 2012

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