Read the latest news, updates, interviews and opinons from Law for Life.
At Law for Life, the Foundation for Public Legal Education, we are excited to launch a new programme supporting community groups to work with residents of London dealing with precarious housing issues and homelessness. Through the programme ‘Fighting precarious housing situations‘ we will support small-medium sized community groups working directly with people experiencing housing problems to: understand key aspects of […]
14 February 2019
We know from our work on Meeting the information needs of litigants in person, and insight gained from litigants in person through guide pilots, post-publication feedback surveys, unsolicited questions via the Advicenow website and guide reviews that litigants in person need effective information to help them
29 January 2019
TDS Charitable Foundation has funded Law for Life to develop a national integrated education and information project to help private renters.
9 October 2018
As part of our Multimedia Toolkit for Roma parents project we produced A survival guide to child protection for Roma parents.
27 September 2018
Law for Life’s new project with the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS), based at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, is well underway. GIDS is an NHS specialist service for children and adolescents experiencing difficulties with their gender identity.
28 August 2018
Law for Life’s Advicenow service is producing new guides to help people avoid and deal with benefit sanctions. To help make sure the guides are as good as they can be we are looking for volunteers to review a draft of the guides, and give us their feedback.
21 August 2018
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
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
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.
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
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 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.
26 March 2018
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
We are working on some new guides for litigants in person that focus on the early stages of resolving civil disputes. ‘Should I sue?’
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
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 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
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
We are delighted to announce our new DLA tool.
15 November 2017
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
Law for Life’s CEO Lisa Wintersteiger was pleased to give evidence to Lord Bach’s Commission on Access to Justice.
26 July 2017
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
Our new and improved tools to help disabled people appeal PIP decisions
10 May 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