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

BIMA Awards Recognise Advicenow

Advicenow and their partners Other Media are proud to announce that their project to provide step-by-step legal guides online for those who cannot access a lawyer has been recognised by the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Awards 2018, being shortlisted in the Product and Service Design: Conscience category.

24 July 2018

Public Legal Education Programme for BME female foreign nationals involved in the criminal justice system

Following the successful collaboration with Hibiscus Initiatives Community Resettlement Project in 2016, Law for Life designed a public legal education programme to support their service users. Many of the women who seek support from this project are unaware of their legal rights and feel disempowered by the criminal justice system. Our programme’s aim was to build confidence, […]

4 July 2018

Building the skills to avoid benefit sanctions

We carried out a survey of staff at a mental health trust to help us better understand the barriers and challenges that people with mental health problems face when experiencing benefit sanctions, as part of our new public legal education project to help people build the skills to avoid benefit sanctions.

Access to justice and the role of trusted intermediaries 

Last year Law for Life worked with trusted intermediaries from 89 different organisations in order to equip them to support their service users on a range of legal legal issues.

3 July 2018

Volunteer Media and Marketing Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative volunteer Media and Marketing Assistant, with good knowledge of social media.

20 June 2018

Law for Life has registered for London Legal Walk 2018!

Law for Life’s staff are joining the 10K London legal walk to raise money to enable us to expand our work with foreign national and black, minority ethnic and refugee women in detention in partnership with Hibisicus Initiatives.

26 March 2018

Getting a guarantor – information for students and young people

Law for Life is delighted that funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation has allowed our public legal education website Advicenow to develop short, practical and easy-to-use information for students and young people in England about guarantors.

Expanding our housing public legal education

In advance of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, we will be expanding our housing resources to help people understand how to deal with local authorities when they are at risk of homelessness.

21 March 2018

Thinking about suing

We are working on some new guides for litigants in person that focus on the early stages of resolving civil disputes. ‘Should I sue?’

Better informed consent

Law for Life is delighted to announce a new project with the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. GIDS is an NHS specialist service for children and adolescents experiencing gender dysphoria.

13 March 2018

A tribute to our founding Patron Sir Henry Brooke

It is with deep sadness and a personal sense of loss that we record the death of one of our founding patrons, the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Brooke, on 30 January 2018.

28 February 2018

Law for Life welcomes new Trustees

Law for Life is delighted to welcome two new Trustees to join the Law for Life Board during an exciting time for public legal education and in a challenging climate for access to justice. Mr Jon Spain will be our new Treasurer and Mr Joe Broadway joins us as a Trustee.

27 February 2018

Our New PLE teaching guide

Law for Life has launched a new teaching guide- Section 21 eviction notices: learning about the process and developing strategies for dealing with private rented housing problems.

13 December 2017

New Advicenow DLA tool

We are delighted to announce our new DLA tool.

15 November 2017

Rules for all – a challenge for the online court

As part of HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s reform programme, an online court will be created, which will require a new set of rules.

1 November 2017

The Bach Commission on Access to Justice

Law for Life’s CEO Lisa Wintersteiger was pleased to give evidence to Lord Bach’s Commission on Access to Justice.

26 July 2017

Law for Life’s Advicenow – winners of Access to justice through IT 2017 LALY award

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

PIP Mandatory Reconsideration Request Tool new version

Our new and improved tools to help disabled people appeal PIP decisions

10 May 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

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