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"This is why we need Law Centres" Law Centres Network

We were delighted to have been able to help win this case for our client. Without access to justice, cases like these go unheard throughout the country. This is why Law Centres are so important.

There were tears all round in court when justice was served. We would like to thank Jonathan Holt from Garden Court North Chambers for his amazing advice and advocacy.

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Merseyside Law Centre are pleased to have been chosen as one of the legal advice centres to work on the Improving Outcomes Through Legal Support (IOTLS) programme managed by Access to Justice and financed by the MOJ.

The funding programme aims to sustain and improve access to early social welfare legal support and advice and enable users to resolve these problems as early as possible and avoid the need for court or tribunal proceedings where possible.

Where court or tribunal proceedings are needed, clients will be supported to help them navigate the process effectively, including support at court where required.

There will be an extensive monitoring exercise to discover outcomes throughout the 21 months of the programme.

Clearly this is no solution to LASPO, but we see it as a way we can help a group of people who have been classed as ‘the working poor’. With the stagnation of Legal Aid rates over many years, these clients have unfortunately found themselves unable to get Legal Aid, but also unable to afford commercial legal assistance which is understandably more costly.

We are thrilled to be welcoming our new trainee Immigration solicitor, Dami Folorunso, who started with us last week.

'Having migrated to the UK at the age of 3 with my family, experiencing first hand just how challenging it is to navigate the UK immigration system, I can't wait to embark on my new journey as a trainee immigration solicitor at the Merseyside Law Centre.

Immigration law is an area where there is a real chance to effect change and fight for the rights of migrants. I'm so happy to have the opportunity to play a part in the expansion of the immigration practice at MLC and continue on in my journey to becoming a qualified solicitor.

I'm excited to join a team where promoting access to justice is an integral part of the work that they do here in the Liverpool City Region.'

Dami will be instrumental in expanding our Immigration practice and we have been delighted to welcome her to the team.

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