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Legal aid firm Law For All in administration
London and regional not-for-profit advice service Law For All went in administration today, the Gazette can confirm.
The organisation provides legal services in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hillingdon, Hounslow and Richmond, as well as in East Anglia and the Midlands.
Law For All advises on debt, social security, housing, employment and family law. The majority of its work is funded by the Legal Services Commission.
It also receives funding from the London Borough of Ealing and support from other groups and individuals, including City firm Clifford Chance.
Bob Nightingale, chief executive of the London Legal Support Trust, confirmed the news to the Gazette: ‘This is just the latest in a line of orgnisations that have found themselves unable to continue anymore, on account on the current level of funding, and that is before the impending 10% cuts.’
He added: ‘What we’re seeing is that organisations like Law For All could have a sustainable future, but when they have to make redundancies their resources can’t cope and they become involvement because the cost of redundancies is more than their reserves. It’s not surprising that after so many years of cuts to their funding that orgnisations have low reserves.’
The Gazette has been unable to speak to anyone at Law For All at this stage. Law For All employs 50 lawyers. In 2008 it advised approximately 15,000 people and opened case files for about 3,000.
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