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
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