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

Survival guide to pensions on Divorce launched

Survival guide to pensions on divorce will be published on 20th January. It is a free-to-access, step by step guide to pensions on divorce, aimed primarily for divorcing couples.

18 January 2021

Using the law to reduce disadvantage in the child protection process for Roma families and other marginalised groups

– a new, two-year project focusing on Roma communities and other groups that may face multiple challenges when going through the child protection process or care proceedings.

12 January 2021

Resource for PLE Trainers: A practical guide to public legal education

Law for Life has launched a new teaching guide – A practical guide to public legal education.

8 September 2020

Strategic Forums on Housing

With the support of Trust for London, Law for Life is running four strategic forums aimed at a) increasing knowledge of community groups, peer advocates, advisors and other non-legal professionals over existing remedies to address housing-related issues they encounter; b) explore opportunities for cooperation and strategic partnership among legal professionals and community groups. The Forums […]

19 August 2020

Multimedia Toolkit for Roma parents- final evaluation report

Law for Life recently published an independent evaluation report about its project, which focused on Roma communities and child protection.

28 July 2020

Law for Life welcomes new Trustees

Law for Life is delighted to welcome two new Trustees, Dr Simon Davey and Michael Olatokun, to join the Law for Life Board during an exciting time for public legal education and in a challenging climate for access to justice.

17 March 2020

New patron

Law for Life is delighted to welcome its new patron, Lord Briggs of Westbourne, a Justice of the Supreme Court. We are delighted to have a patron who has shown so much understanding of the needs of litigants in person and the importance of public legal education. We were thrilled that he was able to […]

9 March 2020

The new Affordable Advice service from Law for Life and Resolution – a truly modern access to justice solution

This project offers those sorting out their finances after a divorce or going to court over child arrangements a blend of incredibly helpful step-by-step guidance from Advicenow  that enables users to understand and use the processes available, with fixed fee, unbundled legal advice from Resolution family lawyers at the most crucial points in the process. This […]

26 February 2020

Affordable Advice

We have just launched an exciting new project, in partnership with Resolution, which offers an entirely new approach to  providing affordable legal advice on family law matters. This project offers those sorting out their finances after a divorce or going to court over child arrangements a blend of incredibly helpful step-by-step guidance from Advicenow so that […]

20 January 2020

Fighting Precarious Housing: Housing Rights for People with Complex Needs

What we did At the end of 2019 Law for Life ran the first in a series of public legal education courses on housing rights, as part of a project funded by Trust for London on Fighting Precarious Housing. The course consisted of six sessions detailing various elements of housing law and were delivered with an accessible and […]

Legal Education Course on Housing Rights for People with Complex Needs

Aims: This course aims at building basic legal knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with private landlords and local councils on issues of housing and homelessness. For Who: The course is for community groups and frontline workers who deal with or support people in precarious housing situations. It focuses particularly on the challenges faced by […]

3 October 2019

Behind the scenes with Next Link

Nextlink, a wonderful Bristol based domestic abuse support service, kindly helped us at Law for Life when making our new film that helps victims of domestic abuse apply to the Family Court for protection. 

19 August 2019

Are you working with people dealing with housing issues or facing homelessness in London?

We are excited to launch a new programme supporting community groups to work with residents of London dealing with precarious housing issues and homelessness.

27 June 2019

We need your help!

We want to make sure that the Law for Life website is really useful so we have put together a questionnaire to help us understand who is using the Law for Life website, what they are using it for, and how we can make it better.

26 June 2019

Putting users at the heart of public legal information and the online court

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 funds new help for private renters to avoid homelessness

TDS Charitable Foundation has funded Law for Life to develop a national integrated education and information project to help private renters.

9 October 2018

Survival guide to child protection for Roma parents

As part of our Multimedia Toolkit for Roma parents project we produced A survival guide to child protection for Roma parents.

27 September 2018

Volunteer for our sanctions guide email panel

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

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

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.

26 March 2018

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

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

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