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law centre

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(Law) Brit an office, usually staffed by professional volunteers, at which free legal advice and information are provided to the general public
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New Zealands network of community law centres, who operate out of more than 140 locations across the country, have today received a much needed boost, says Labours Justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.
He said "With the Government making such stringent cuts to legal aid, law centres across the UK face the very real danger of closure.
Mr Bates was recognised for his achievements by winning the Reita Clarke Memorial Award from the Law Centres Network for successfully getting it off the ground.
Speakers at the event will include Julie Bishop, Director of the Law Centres Network, and James Welsh, Legal Director of Liberty.
Our award for Ethical Initiative of the Year spans a variety of pro bono work and also showcases the work done by Law Centres.
A few work for non-profit law centres in some of the most under- privileged communities in Scotland.
The new Birmingham Community Law Centre is already operating and now Mr Bates has been recognised for his achievements by winning the Reita Clarke Memorial Award from the Law Centres Network for successfully getting it off the ground.
The Labour peer Lord Hunt said: "People can use the Citizens Advice Bureau and legal aid, but what law centres have is the ability to deal with very complex cases.
He also painted a grim picture of the demise of law centres in the city and said: "There were once four in the city but they have been gradually whittled away because of a lack of funding.
Against a background of many solicitors giving up on publicly-funded advice, and many law centres and advice agencies struggling to secure adequate funding, Coventry Law Centre stands out as a testament to all involved.
The Law Centres Federation has acted to distinguish itself, and protect itself and users from other legal providers using the name.
GOVERNMENT minister Bridget Prentice has delivered a speech at the Coventry Law Centre.