The Lawyer magazine Awards 2016
Avon and Bristol Law Centre is thrilled to have won the Pro Bono Initiative of the Year Award!
Read about it here
The Law Centres Network issues a statement in response to the EU referendum result:
Law Centres exist to help people in disadvantage access justice: to understand and exercise their rights and to seek redress, regardless of their means. Our work reminds us daily how widespread poverty and disadvantage are; we are concerned that the economic instability in this period of transition would worsen them.
In the months and years to come, Law Centres will redouble their efforts to assist people in need. This will be a momentous challenge: as the Minister for Civil Society himself has acknowledged, need for charitable services would grow and funding for them would tighten, not least through the loss of EU funding sources.
We call on government, local authorities, the legal professions and charitable funders to make more resources available for helping the most vulnerable people in our society through the coming period of rapid change. Throughout this period and beyond, the rule of law and the public's faith in it must be maintained. We will be doing our bit by ensuring that those in greatest need are not left behind.
We are pleased to announce that ABLC has successfully achieved re-accreditation against Lexcel, the Law Society's quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and client care. Our organisation was assessed over two days by an independent assessor, who reported “There continues to be a real commitment to Lexcel and opportunities for continuous improvement”, and “... there is an excellent level of client care evident”.
This accreditation applies across all areas of work that we do and is a credit to our staff who work tirelessly to provide an excellent service to clients in a challenging climate.
The Future of Advice in Bristol
Public Law Team launched 1 November 2015
Our Public Law Team officially launched on 1 November. Will Stone will be heading up the Team. We have just published advance publicity for this work; see the new flyer - download here:
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