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

New Resource for PLE Trainers

We are delighted to announce the publication of a free, new training resource focusing on the development of legal capability.

4 June 2015

Caught in the web – young people and the internet

In November Dr Catrina Denvir from the UCL Faculty of Law, launched our series of informal networking events with a presentation on her recent PhD research ‘Caught in the web- how young people resolve civil justice problems’.

18 December 2014

Meeting the information needs of litigants in person

The report ‘Meeting the information needs of litigants in person’, commissioned by the Civil Justice Council from Law for Life’s Advicenow team has now been published.

28 October 2014

Advicenow home page

Advicenow- our public legal information website

Advicenow is an independent website run by Law for Life. It provides accurate, up-to-date information on rights and the law.

7 October 2014

Help for people representing themselves in family proceedings

Law for Life’s Advicenow project has recently published two new action guides for litigants in person and their advisers

24 July 2014

Low Commission Report

The Low Commission report was published in January 2014.

14 February 2014

Pro bono PLE report published

The Attorney General’s domestic pro bono coordinating committee has today published the report of its public legal education (PLE) working group.

4 November 2013

Information under threat

Myths and misconceptions about the law abound. People believe they have rights they don’t, but are unaware of the rights and obligations they actually have. The best advice is not to believe everything the man in the pub tells you: go and look it up.

18 February 2012

Access to justice for litigants in person (or self-represented litigants) report

A major report by the Civil Justice Council (CJC) recommends making the justice system fairer and simpler for people going to court without a lawyer.

12 February 2012

Citizenship education

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent education and participation charity that aims to encourage and enable individuals to engage in democratic society through citizenship education. Since 1989, they have developed invaluable resources and techniques to introduce students to their legal rights and responsibilities. A good example of resources available for teachers is the OCR Citizenship […]

24 January 2011

Law Society of Scotland Manifesto for 2011

The Law Society of Scotland published their manifesto in January 2011 ahead of the May 2011 elections. The manifesto represents a focused statement of what the Society sees as some of the key priorities for the next Scottish parliament.

12 January 2011

Essay on PLE and pro bono: ‘Going public’

In November 2010, Jures, a legal research company produced ‘Pro Bono: Good enough?: The uneasy relationship between volunteer legal activity and access to justice’. Lisa Wintersteiger from Plenet contributed to the growing debate on the role of pro bono in this significant essay, ‘Going public’.

12 December 2010

What do we mean by legal capability?

Empowerment stands at the centre of what we want to achieve with PLE. Our aim is to equip people to deal better with the law related issues that we know they are likely to encounter in the course of the lives. But what does that mean in practice?

12 October 2009

Immigration and Nationality Information Deficit

Ongoing research to maintain Advice Services Alliance’s Advicenow website has revealed that there is far less information available to the public on immigration and nationality than there was in 2006.

13 July 2009

Towards a baseline for legal capability

The IARS report ‘Measuring Young People’s Legal Capability’ highlights the difficulties that many young people face in dealing with law-related problems due to a lack of knowledge of civil law and of the skills needed to deal with law-related issues.

12 July 2009

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