Read the latest news, updates, interviews and opinons from Law for Life.
We are delighted that our Advicenow website won the Access to Justice through IT Award at Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017. Thanks to the judges and the Legal Education Foundation for sponsoring the award. (Most of) the Law for Life team at the awards. LALY Awards @LALYawards
6 July 2017
Law for Life is seeking Volunteer Legal Information Assistant and
Volunteer Research Information Assistant
15 June 2017
Our new and improved tools to help disabled people appeal PIP decisions
10 May 2017
We are delighted to welcome Dr Vanessa Davies, Professor Dawn Oliver and Raymond Sheehy to join the Law for Life Board
24 April 2017
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
An article by Francesca Feruglio, co-founder of Nazdeek.
19 July 2016
A great guide to help you step by step with a grievance procedure at work.
Dealing successfully with a Personal Independence Payment appeal guide and our PIP Mandatory Request tool.
20 June 2016
Tara Mulqueen and Tony Thorpe: a reflection on their method of teaching public legal education at Law for Life.
22 March 2016
Parental responsibility – what it is and how to get it.
A Law for Life report analysing the findings of the 2010 and 2012 UK Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey.
8 December 2015
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
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
We are delighted to announce the publication of a free, new training resource focusing on the development of legal capability.
4 June 2015
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
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
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 is an independent website run by Law for Life. It provides accurate, up-to-date information on rights and the law.
7 October 2014
Law for Life’s Advicenow project has recently published two new action guides for litigants in person and their advisers
24 July 2014
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, 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
The Low Commission report was published in January 2014.
14 February 2014
A second international edition of Advicenow’s Better Information Handbook has been published in Canada
5 November 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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