General Legal Advice Clinic

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: Now in force

The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 On the 3rd April 2018 the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 came into force. The act, a reaction to the rise in homelessness over the past ten years, has a strong emphasis on prevention, with local housing authorities now having a statutory obligation to take action

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Homelessness: the gone, forgotten and the invisible

On the 14th June 2017 a fire broke out in Grenfell Tower in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 151 homes in Grenfell Tower and the neighbouring Grenfell Walk were lost to the fire and residents of those two buildings were made homeless. As of the 5th September 2017,

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The Great Legal Bake 2018

On 7th February 2018 the General Legal Advice Clinic students took part in the Great Legal Bake event, raising funds for the South West Legal Support Trust (“SWLST”). This was the second year that the clinic has participated in this excellent event, and it is now a firm fixture in

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Surfing in Rubbish

Here in Portsmouth Storm Eleanor caused minor damage to our coastal city; the occasional wheelie bin falling over and a few less leaves on the trees. But for our Cornish friends in the west Storm Eleanor highlighted the catastrophic damage human actions are causing to our planet. With wind speeds

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Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

In July this year the UK Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees interfered unjustifiably with the right of access to justice under both the common law and EU law, and discriminated unlawfully against women and other protected groups who typically brought “Type B” claims which attracted higher fees. In

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Clinic opening times from September 2017

The General Legal Advice Clinic is now closed until September We apologise for any inconvenience however the GLA clinic will re-open for weekly sessions from Monday 25th September 2017 Every Monday morning during term time: 10.00am – 12.00pm: Appointments only – housing advice only (John Pounds Centre) Every Monday afternoon

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