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#WhyWeWalk

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The 12th  annual London Legal Walk will be taking place this year on 16 May. It is a 10km walk through London and hosted by the London Legal Support Trust.  Last year over £700,000 was raised!  A phenomenal accomplishment.

The Trust has been a long time supporter of the Islington Law Centre and ILC have participated in the London Legal Walk for many years.  As the walk approaches and (we hope) donations are flooding in, we thought it would be a great time to talk about #WhyWeWalk:

We walk:

  • for asylum seekers wanting to be reunited with their families
  • for the single mum who was unfairly dismissed at her job leaving her unable to provide for her family
  • for the job seeker unreasonably sanctioned
  • for the newly landed immigrant who has been taken advantage of by a telecommunication company due to their lack of understanding of English
  • for the man whose relationship breakdown has thrown him into depression, cost him his job and is now in severe debt with no one to support him
  • for the disabled tenant who has been living with damp and mould for 2 years

We walk for those who wouldn’t have a voice if it weren’t for Law Centres.

Update (26/04/16): if you would like to donate to the Islington Law Centre’s Legal Walk team, please visit our justgiving page here – all donations are greatly appreciated!

Advising Islington Together Conference 2015

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AIT LogoIMG_4842On Tuesday 6th October 2015 the Islington Advice Alliance hosted their second Advising Islington Together Conference at Islington Town Hall.  It was a massive success and we heard from amazing speakers on issues affecting the Islington borough – particularly residents of the borough who are low income and vulnerable.
Members of Legal Action Group, England Illegal Money Lending Team, Voluntary Action Islington, Islington Council and CPAG all gave wonderful speeches, each providing insight from the unique perspective of their organisations.  The Islington Law Centre’s Centre Director, Ruth Hayes, also spoke and gave an insightful talk about legal issues concerning the borough, legal aid and overall challenges of access to justice.

IMG_4854There were also workshops run by Islington Law Centre, Islington CAB and London Capital Credit Union providing
information to individuals on welform updates, debt issues, family law updates, immigration, employment rights, and education matters.

The conference served as the launch event for the report “It’s no fun being on benefits: A study into experiences of Welfare Reform in Islington” developed by Every Voice and Islington Community Network, supported by Advising Islington Together.  (Watch this space for more on this!)

The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive with everyone expanding their knowledge and discovering new perspectives.

The Islington Advice Alliance thanks all those who attended, spoke and conducted workshops.  With so many changes to legal aid and welfare benefits, it is important for agencies and the public to keep up to date on these issues and understand how they effect residents and conferences such as these are great ways to do so.

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The Islington Advice Alliance is formed of Islington People’s Rights Islington Citizen’s Advice Bureau and Islington Law Centre.
For more information please see: Islington Advice Alliance 2015

Stop & Search Clinic Launches on 16 June 2015

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Islington Law Centre is proud to host Dechert LLP’s Stop & Search Legal Advice Clinic on 16 June 2015 in partnership with BPP Pro Bono Centre, Stop & Search App C.I.C and LawWorks.

The clinic aims to provide legal advice and support to victims of unfair police stop and search from professionally trained solicitors.

If you would like to make an appointment, please call 03300 603 499 (calls are charged at standard landline rates), or by dropping into the clinic on the third Tuesday of each month between 5:00 pm and 7:00pm (priority will be given to booked appointments).

 

ILC Team in London Legal Support Trust Sponsored Walk 18 May 2015

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The Law Centre will be taking part  in the London Legal Support Trust sponsored walk again this year. This is a fantastic event, and helps us to raise much needed income to deliver services to the community.

We are very grateful to all of our supporters, and if you are able to help in this way, please visit our sponsorship page:- LLSTonline sponsorship

LSST Walk 2015

All contributions are very gratefully received and will help us make a real difference for clients.

For general enquiries or to make an appointment: Call 020 7288 7630