End of the line for Birmingham Law Centre

Birmingham Law Centre finally closed its doors this week after a long campaign to keep it open. It is the only Law Centre in the 56-strong network that receives no local authority funding and was unable to absorb the LASPO cuts .

The following notice appeared on its website, saying:

‘It is with regret that we have to advise you that Birmingham Law Centre has now closed down. If you are a creditor you will be receiving a letter from the Insolvency Service. If you are a client of the Law Centre you will receive a letter explaining what will happen to your file.’

You can read about the campaign to save the Law Centre which helped more than 2,000 people a year HERE.

‘It is almost impossible to contemplate the demise of an organisation that is so important to so many people in their fight to lift themselves out of poverty, debt and homelessness… . If BLC were to cease to exist, Birmingham would be the only city in the UK unable to provide free access to expert legal help for its most vulnerable citizens.’
Lord Phil Hunt, patron of BLC in January 2013

About Jon Robins

Jon is a journalist and has written about the law and justice for the national papers and specialist press for more than 15 years. Jon is a visiting journalism lecturer at Winchester University, a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln and patron of Hackney Community Law Centre. He has won the Bar Council’s legal reporter of the year award twice (2015 and 2005). Jon is editor and co-founder of LegalVoice

There are 1 comments

  1. I am truly very disheartened to hear of the closure of The Law Centre. It was an absolute lifeline to people like myself, who have been lucky enough to use its service. I would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Sandra Kane- one of the solicitors who worked at the centre and helped me immensely.
    ” Thank you so much Sandra- you’re a star. Without your help, I would not be where I am today. I am truly devastated the centre has closed. I would like to wish you the very best for the future. Once again- thank you so much. Take care and God Bless.

    Reply

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *