Read the latest news, updates, interviews and opinons from Law for Life.
As part of the Fighting Precarious Housing programme, funded by Trust for London, we are currently running an online public legal education course on Housing Rights and Women. The course was originally due to take place at the wonderful Crossroads Women’s Centre. However Covid-19 restrictions now mean that we have adapted the course to run online instead. […]
7 May 2020
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
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
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
AIMS: This course aims to build basic legal knowledge, skills and confidence to deal with private landlords and local councils on issues of housing and homelessness. We will focus particularly on issues women face in securing and maintaining tenancies. The course is for grassroots and community groups who support women living in precarious housing situations. […]
19 February 2020
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
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 […]
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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