Trustee Lisa Hilder talks about Affordable Justice, a women’s social enterprise in Hull whose ground-breaking legal service supports women to escape from violent and abusive relationships and allow them to rebuild their lives. Developed as a response to the decrease in availability of Legal Aid over the past few years, the not-for-profit service offers a full range of family law legal services and representation.
(Author: Mary Marvel, Head of Policy and Communications, Law for Life) Advicenow provide hand-selected, quality-checked links to the best information available for people going to a tribunal. It includes resources explaining employment tribunals, special educational needs, and asylum appeals, amongst others. Vitally for LiPs, we triage to partners providing legal advice, practical help, or representation with accurate information about where and how users can access further support.
The Advice Quality Standard - the quality mark for organisations providing advice on social welfare issues.
(Author: Lindsey Poole, Director at Advice Service Alliance) You might have heard people in the voluntary advice sector talk about the 'Advice Quality Standard' or AQS. But what is this thing and what does it tell you about the organisations who hold it?