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Read about the most recent events and activities.

Legal Advice Centre shortlisted in LawWorks 2018 Annual Pro Bono Awards
7 November 2018
LAC nominated in 'Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Clinic' category.

Manchester Free Legal Help awarded Best Pro Bono/Community Initiative award
14 May 2018
The Legal Advice Centre network was recognised once again at the Manchester Legal Awards.

Anne Greenhough retires
14 May 2018
Centre Administrator Anne Greenhough retired at the end of March 2018.

Legal Advice Centre network shortlisted in LawWorks Awards
14 May 2018
LawWorks Attorney General Student Awards 2018.

Heather Aust shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year Award
14 May 2018
One of our volunteer supervisors, Heather was put forward for Alumni of the Year.

Students help to win legal case for redundant workers
3 April 2018
A group of dismissed employees are celebrating after ten law students from Manchester helped to win an employment case on their behalf.

Our staff and students are making a difference
16 May 2017
Staff and students in the School of Law were honoured for their contribution to social responsibility at the University's 2017 Making a Difference Awards.

Success for the Legal Advice Centre at the Manchester Legal Awards
3 March 2017
Dementia Law Clinic wins ‘Best Pro Bono/Community Initiative’ at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.

Bake sale raises over £100 for legal charities
28 February 2017
Our Legal Advice Centre team held a bake sale which raised £119 in support of the North West Legal Support Trust.

Dementia Law Clinic expansion
19 January 2017
Our multi-award winning Dementia Law Clinic expands its reach into Huddersfield.

Manchester Legal Awards nomination
14 January 2017
The Dementia Law Clinic at our Legal Advice Centre has been shortlisted for yet another award as we come to the end of our first year.

Access to justice for the Deaf community
12 December 2016
A pilot scheme with the Deafness Support Network (DSN) is due to start in February 2017.

Curtis Law win LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Award
9 December 2016
Manchester solicitors firm Curtis Law was awarded the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Award for the Best Contribution by a Small Firm for the work they do in association with Manchester Free Legal Help.

London South Bank University Clinical Legal Education Conference
14 November 2016
On 11 November 2016 two of our students gave a presentation at the ‘Clinical Legal Education Conference: Quality and Supervision’ at London South Bank University (LSBU).

Students from law and computer sciences compete to help the deaf community access legal services
27 October 2016
School of Law and School of Computer Sciences take part in a 24-hour challenge to create new technology to help improve Access to Justice for the D/deaf community.

My Hackathon experience - Zhen Xin Lo
1 November 2016
Law student Zhen Xin Lo tells us about his experience of taking part in the 2016 Hackathon.

Law student Gemma Rogerson tells us about her experience volunteering at Manchester Free Legal Help during her degree
19 October 2016
"Volunteering at Manchester Free Legal Help has given me invaluable experience for my future career and makes me truly appreciate how important pro bono services in the legal industry are."

Making Space Dementia Training
28 October 2016
In October 2016 the Legal Advice Centre ran a specialist training session for student volunteers in our award winning Dementia Law Clinic.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright praises work of Legal Advice Centre
4 October 2016
Jeremy Wright QC MP released a statement with reference to the Centre's Dementia Law Clinic, expressing his high regard for those committed to providing pro bono legal assistance.

The LAC Summer Vacation Scheme
30 September 2016
Student Ella Coverley tells us about her experience of taking part in the LAC Summer Vacation Scheme in 2016.

Legal Advice Centre enjoys string of successes
3 June 2016
The hard work of our Legal Advice Centre’s staff and students has been celebrated with a series of awards and recognitions.