Category Archives: South West London Law Centres

Law centres in call for better protections for trafficking victims

South West London Law Centres is calling for better protection for victims of human trafficking, instead of the Home Office’s threat of deportation to Rwanda. SWLLC says that the UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons this Saturday will shine … Continue reading

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All you need to know about £150 Council Tax energy rebate

Have you received your emergency energy Council Tax refund yet? Here, RONI MARSH, right, in our monthly advice column from South West London Law Centres, answers the most common questions she is asked about the scheme In February, the government … Continue reading

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Cost of living crisis – how to claim what you’re entitled to

With spiralling energy bills and prices for everyday products going up at their fastest rate for 40 years, finances are stretched for many households. Here, RONI MARSH, the money advice team leader at South West London Law Centres, explains the … Continue reading

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Lawyers raise £13,000 in sponsored walk for Surrey legal aid

Lawyers, paralegals and staff from South West London Law Centres, based in Croydon’s Davis House, have helped towards a total of £13,000 raised in a sponsored walk staged with the aim to ensure that everyone in Surrey has fair access … Continue reading

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Race discrimination at work: giving people a fair hearing

In the latest in our series of legal advice columns from the South West London Law Centre, LANCE BAYNHAM, discrimination caseworker, pictured right, gives examples of race discrimination cases the team is working on and explains what to do if … Continue reading

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Sex and sexuality – dealing with workplace discrimination

In the latest in our series of legal advice columns from the South West London Law Centre, employment caseworker SARAH FORSYTH and discrimination caseworker LANCE BAYNHAM explain what to do if you have been forced into a sexualised environment at … Continue reading

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Discretionary Housing Payment could help you out of a crisis

Inside Croydon has teamed up with South West London Law Centres to publish regular advice columns, based on the kind of casework being brought to their experts. Here, MAHA KHURRAM, right, a crisis navigator at SWLLC, looks at who is … Continue reading

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Law Centres seek your help as they launch a crisis appeal

In August this year, the desperate situation in Afghanistan was unfolding before the world’s eyes, as US and British forces evacuated the country after a conflict that had lasted nearly 20 years. Rajitha Kumar, an immigration solicitor at South West … Continue reading

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Cuts to Council Tax Support: this is what you need to do

There’s 10 days remaining to respond to Croydon Council’s consultation on its proposed cuts to Council Tax Support. As Inside Croydon has reported, 20,000 households around the borough will lose out as a result of the cuts proposed, some by … Continue reading

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Talk Money Week at Whitgift Square, Nov 11 to 12

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Talking about debt problems is the first step to solving them

Inside Croydon has teamed up with South West London Law Centres to publish regular advice columns, often based on the kind of casework being brought to the expert lawyers at the centres. Here, ahead of Talk Money Week, RONI MARSH, … Continue reading

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Labour wants to cut voluntary sector funding by a ‘full Negrini’

CROYDON IN CRISIS: A year after they gave a ‘golden handshake’ to the council CEO who helped bankrupt the borough, part of the £38.4m Town Hall budget cuts will impact dozens of charities and community groups. EXCLUSIVE By STEVEN DOWNES … Continue reading

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Croydon legal aid centre is shortlisted for justice awards

South West London Law Centres has been shortlisted for this year’s Law Society Awards in the Excellence in Access to Justice category. SWLLC provides legal advice, often free of charge, from offices in Davis House in Croydon town centre, as … Continue reading

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