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Welcome to the November 2016 edition of the Law for Life newsletter. As part of our work assessing the information and resource needs of private renters we have published two new guides and delivered a brand new training course focusing on Section 21 eviction notices. We are also sharing some of the lessons we have learned through our collaboration with Allen & Overy and our international presence in Hungary and Macedonia.
It's been a busy time at Law for Life. We are delighted to introduce our new interactive Personal Independence Payment tool which helps claimants challenge a decision at the mandatory reconsideration stage. We have also published two new guides, one on how to win a PIP appeal and the other on how to use a grievance procedure to deal with discrimination and other problems at work.
Welcome to Law for Life's first newsletter of 2016. In this issue we include items about a new guide on how to apply for parental responsibility, our recent research report analysing the findings of the 2010 and 2012 UK Civil and Social Justice Panel Survey and a blog post on Law for Life's unique pedagogical approach to public legal education.
Welcome to the November edition of the Law for Life newsletter. In this issue we present new research assessing the resource needs of tenants in the private rented sector. We are also sharing some of the lessons we have learned through our work in producing e-learning, and our two year early intervention pilot to support Advice Champions.
Welcome to the October edition of the Law for Life newsletter. We are delighted to show off our new-look Advicenow service, with dedicated Going to Court pages for people attending court without a lawyer. We have new e-learning resources for Benefit Sanctions, a guide for young workers and our Universal Credit training…
Welcome to the June edition of the Law for Life newsletter. In this issue we are very excited to bring you some great news: from the launch of the new Advicenow website, to insights into what the youngest members of our society make of law, and an opportunity to join the Law for Life team. But we don't want to spoil the surprise so, enjoy the read!
The December edition introduces our newly-appointed Chief Executive, Myles Kunzli, reports on the first of our PLE networking events and highlights a Ministry of Justice report on the real-life experience of people representing themselves in family law cases.
The October issue promoted the first in our series of informal after-work seminars; reviewed our report into the information needs of self-represented litigants; and profiled our work of developing e-learning modules.
The July newsletter reported on the publication of two new guides for self-represent litigants from our Advicenow team, described the legal capability training we've been doing in east London, and included an advertisement for a new Chief Executive.
The March edition advertised our Business Development post, reported on our move to new offices, and the publication of the Low Commission report.
The November newsletter covered young people's use of the internet, the Attorney General's pro bono committee report on PLE, and the Canadian edition of the Better Information Handbook.
This edition reported on recent research into how well people know their rights, on the conclusion of our EU project on law-related education and adult learning, and gave the news that the Advicenow legal information website is now part of Law for Life.
We highlight the recent evaluation of our legal capability for everyday life project, a fascinating report on the development of subjective legal empowerment, and introduces seven new associates who will be helping Law for Life offer practical support to agencies wishing to develop and deliver public legal education.
We cover Law for Life's recent work producing learning resources and delivering courses and training, an Advicenow report on how court forms and guidance could be significantly improved, and details of Namati's international work on legal empowerment.
We bring news of two exciting new Law for Life projects: our new Legal capability project and a recent meeting of European partners from the Grundtvig learning project. We have also published our evaluation of the pro bono advice and legal services project.
Our newsletter this month covers the concept of ‘ready for everything’ recently introduced in an influential paper from the Early Action Task Force. We have a review of a study into community legal information and a chance to view a video of PLE in Vietnam. Our 60 second interview is with Professor Kim Economides.
In this edition we highlight the increasing threat to the provision of public legal information and guidance. We give an example of best practice in our report on three excellent guides about going to court written and produced by Advicenow. We also introduce readers to staff at Law for Life.
This edition marks the publication of a new evaluation framework and practical guidance for evaluating a PLE Project. Funded by the Ministry of Justice it was produced by the University of Bristol. We are also delighted to have a fascinating 60 second interview with our inaugural chairman, Michael Smyth CBE including his top tip on the future of PLE.
Our newsletter comes to you from Law for Life which was formed during the summer and incorporates Plenet. We are delighted to report on new funding to support a European partnership to develop PLE, a seminar on legal capability hosted by Consumer Focus Scotland and news from Éducaloi about making PLE videos. Our 60 second interview is with their website manager, Sarah Dougherty.