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Posts by Susan Bell

Launch of LSA’s Employment Law Project

Legal Services Agency are pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of our new Employment Law Project. The main aim of the project is to protect employment rights to improve financial circumstances. We will do this by: Providing early legal advice; Supporting fellow grassroots advice agencies; and Bringing together stakeholder expertise to act strategically…

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Launch of LSA’s Disability and Social Justice Project

Legal Services Agency is pleased to invite you to join us for the virtual launch of our new Disability and Social Justice Project. The project has been designed to support and empower people living anywhere in Scotland to enforce their rights, challenge injustice and reduce discrimination. The project will involve the provision of specialist legal…

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LSA’s Disability and Social Justice Project: Early Reflections

The last quarter of 2021 saw the Legal Services Agency launch a new project concerned with improving access to justice for disabled people in Scotland. Through developing a new specialist disability practice we will help disabled people in Scotland enforce their rights, challenge injustice, and reduce the day-to-day discrimination that they face While the project…

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1 month into my Traineeship

Starting was overwhelming. Coming from a High Street Firm into a Charity like LSA was a change. Your normal first day jitters were to be expected, then top that off with Covid 19 social distancing and masks. I kept thinking ‘how am I meant to smile at people when I have this mask on?’. Trivial…

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LSA Report on Temporary Accommodation Charges

A new report, “Charges for temporary homeless accommodation in Scotland – law and reality” has been published by the Legal Services Agency which examines the practice of charging for temporary homeless accommodation in Scotland, and whether local authorities are acting lawfully in this area. Background Individuals in Scotland who make a homelessness application to their…

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LSA Annual Report 2020/21 OUT NOW

LSA's Annual Report 20-21

We are excited to share our Annual Report highlighting developments over the year last year. To view our Annual Report in pdf, please click here LSA Annual Report 2021 or watch our video below.

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Major Conference: USING THE LAW TO TACKLE THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

The Scottish Climate Emergency Legal Network is holding a major conference in Glasgow during the run-up to COP26. The event is to take place on the 21st of October, 10 days before the start of Glasgow’s historic summit, and will be accessible both online and in person at the Renfield Centre on Bath Street. Registration…

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POWER OF ATTORNEY DAY

Having Power of Attorney in place gives YOU the autonomy to make a conscious decision to allow someone you know and trust to make decisions regarding your welfare, if or when you lose the ability to do so yourself. It means that YOU know the person understands YOUR needs, YOUR wants and will always act…

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PRESS RELEASE – Glasgow Social Justice Lawyers welcome announcement of legal aid for asylum seekers in Scotland facing eviction by the Home Office

A group of social justice lawyers based in Glasgow have successfully secured an important gain for asylum seekers in Scotland – the right to access legal aid for representation in tribunal appeals, where they face eviction from housing that is provided by the Home Office. The Glasgow Social Justice Lawyers came together in summer 2018…

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HOUSING LAW AND CORONAVIRUS: WHERE ARE WE NOW?

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 made various changes to the law which impacted upon housing law. A year and a bit after this legislation was enacted we are taking stock of where we are now, and what might change in the coming months. EVICTION BAN As previously blogged, a ban on eviction orders being enforced…

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