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Toynbee Hall receives funding to support legal aid research

Published: 22 Jun 2015


Working alongside Middlesex University, Toynbee Hall’s Research team has received funding to support our work examining how cuts to legal aid are affecting vulnerable people.

Awarded by the Social Policy Association, the funding will allow us to host a joint seminar with the University to share the findings of our research with policy makers, academics, people who provide frontline support services and other interested parties.

The decline in provision of legal aid is of great interest to Toynbee Hall. Through our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) we provide a lifeline for many people in our community who don’t have the means to pay for legal advice. Last year we saw over 2000 people, many of whom are in desperate situations with nowhere else to turn. FLAC is led by volunteers, ranging from barristers to solicitors, trainee solicitors and law students, who give over 4,000 hours of their time each year to help our local community.

The event will be held at Toynbee Hall in November 2015. We will publicise details of how you can take part nearer the time.